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

Jun 21, 2022

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

Published: Jun 21, 2022 | Last Modified: Aug 26, 2022

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