Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) was directly involved in the last-ditch effort to subvert the 2020 presidential election, according to text messages released by the January 6 Committee. Just before former Vice President Mike Pence (R) was scheduled to count electoral votes on January 6, Johnson's Chief of Staff, Sean Riley, sent a text message to one of Pence's aides, Chris Hodgson. "Johnson needs to hand something to VPOTUS please advise," Riley wrote. Riley indicated Johnson wanted to hand Pence an "[a]lternate slate of electors for MI and WI." This was a euphemism for a fake set of pro-Trump electors for Michigan and Wisconsin, two states that Biden won. "Do not give that to him," Hodgson responded.
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