Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) blamed his staff after Committee 1/6 implicated him in the bogus voter scheme.
After the Committee showed evidence of their involvement, Johnson’s spokesperson tweeted:
The vice president’s office said not to give it to him and we didn’t. No further action was taken. End of the story.
— alexa henning (@alexahenning) June 21, 2022
Either Ron Johnson doesn’t know what his people are doing, or he’s lying. The reason Senator Johnson probably isn’t telling the truth is because staffers don’t usually contact the Vice President’s staff on a whim or try to line up something like Senator Johnson handing over from fake votes to Pence by themselves.
The staffer was likely told to contact Pence’s office to make this happen. Senator Johnson seems to feel that since he did not make the request himself, he has plausible deniability.
A quick subpoena to the staffer would shed light on the whole matter, but Senator Johnson’s story makes no sense. In Johnson’s version, he was totally in the dark, while his staff was so well informed about the fake election plot that he was able to talk to Pence’s staff in a knowledgeable way.
The person who was in a position to have knowledge of the plot was Ron Johnson. Committee 1/6 caught him, and Johnson hiding behind the staff excuse raises more questions than answers.
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