Can I say this?

I insisted on that the event was a turkey.

I know that we say: somebody insists on something.

But I didn't know before yesterday that we can say: somebody insists that.

So is it common or correct to say: insist on that?


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It's certainly not common, as this NGram shows:

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If the 'object' being insisted is a statement, you drop the on:

I insisted that the event was a turkey.

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