Senate

Text Messages: Ron Johnson Directly Implicated in Trying to Overturn 2020 Election, Pressure Mike Pence

New text messages from Ron Johnson’s chief of staff released as part of today’s Jan. 6 Committee hearing revealed that Sen. Johnson was directly involved in trying to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence to acknowledge “fake” elector slates from Wisconsin and Michigan, as part of a coordinated effort to block certification of Joe Biden’s victories in those states and — ultimately — look to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Via New York Times:

In another new revelation implicating Republican members of Congress, the committee shows texts from an aide to Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, to a Pence aide indicating that Johnson on Jan. 6 wanted to hand-deliver a slate of fake electors from Wisconsin to the vice president. Pence’s aide responded: “Do not give that to him.”

Watch video from the Jan. 6 Committee hearing here.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Sen. Ron Johnson wanted to hand-deliver fake electors to Mike Pence on Jan. 6, texts reveal