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GOP Senator Ron Johnson Wanted to Intervene for Trump on Jan. 6

  • Trump ally tried to arrange to give Pence staff fake electors
  • Johnson is most vulnerable Republican incumbent senator
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Ron Johnson, a staunch ally of Donald Trump and the most vulnerable Senate Republican, attempted to intervene on the former president’s behalf just moments before Congress met to certify the election results on Jan. 6, 2021, the House panel investigating the attack on the Capitol that day revealed Tuesday. 

Sean Riley, who is now Johnson’s chief of staff, told an aide to Vice President Mike Pence that the Wisconsin senator wanted to deliver a list of fake electors for Wisconsin and Michigan to Pence.