Ron Johnson Calls For ‘Saving This Nation’ After Plotting To Overturn 2020 Election

by | Sep 8, 2022 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who is currently trailing in his reelection bid, said Thursday that his message to Wisconsin voters is that if they love America, they should vote for him.“If you love this nation and are concerned about its future, join us,” Johnson said in an interview with conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt, making his pitch to voters. “Join us in unifying and healing and saving this nation. That’s what we need to do.”AdvertisementExcept this is the same Republican senator who has admitted to playing a role in a plot to overturn American democracy on Jan. 6, 2021.The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol dropped the bombshell in June that Johnson and his aides were involved in an attempt to deliver a list of fake electors from Wisconsin and Michigan to then-Vice President Mike Pence. This was part of a scheme to pressure Pence into switching out the legitimate list of electors from states won by Biden with the fake list, making it look like Donald Trump had won.Johnson has even acknowledged that this happened but has tried to downplay it by saying he was only briefly involved with the plot. The only reason he didn’t deliver the list of fake electors, he said, was because he learned that Pence said he didn’t want it.“My involvement in that attempt to deliver spanned the course of a couple seconds,” he told a local reporter from WISN-TV last month. “I think I fielded three texts and sent two, and talked to my chief of staff that ‘Somebody wants you to deliver something.’ Yeah, I knew nothing about it. And in the end, those electors were not delivered because we found out from the vice president’s staff they didn’t want them delivered. End of stor …

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