Minutes before Congress was set to begin certification of the 2020 election on Jan. 6, 2021, an aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence’s staff that Johnson wanted to hand-deliver to Pence the fake elector votes from Wisconsin and Michigan.
“Johnson needs to hand something to VPOTUS please advise,” Johnson aide Sean Riley said in a text message to Pence staffer Chris Hodgson at 12:37 p.m. on Jan. 6, according to evidence presented Tuesday by the House select committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“What is it?” Hodgson, a former legislative affairs director for Pence, replied.
“Alternate slate of electors for MI and WI because archivist didn’t receive them,” Riley wrote back.
How about that — a Republican from a state where Republicans have put themselves in permanent control of the state legislature irrespective of the will of the voters believes that Republicans should be able to also grant themselves the presidency by fiat. How could he have gotten that idea? Truly a mystery that will never be solved.