New documents detail Senator Ron Johnson asking questions about voters | app

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The former chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party says Republican Sen. Ron Johnson spoke to him weeks before Joe Biden assumed the presidency for the state’s GOP-controlled legislature, rather than voters, choose presidential voters in Wisconsin, according to newly released documents of closed-door testimony at the House January 6 Committee.

Johnson, in a statement on Tuesday, said he had no recollection of the conversation with Andrew Hitt and accused the committee investigating the 2021 Capitol uprising of trying to “smear” him by selectively releasing material. SMS.

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