MADISON, Wis. — Derrick Van Orden can’t seem to keep his story about his participation in the January 6th insurrection. A new report details how Van Orden lied about whether he was on the Capitol grounds during the insurrection. Not only was he on the Capitol grounds, he watched this attack on our democracy as entertainment and invited others to join him because he had a “pretty good vantage point.” As if all of this weren’t enough, he also misused campaign funds to pay his way to Washington, D.C. In response, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler issued the following statement:

“Derrick Van Orden has been asked time and again about his presence at the January 6th insurrection, and he’s lied through his teeth. Now we know the truth. He misused campaign cash to attend the riot, lied about his presence on the Capitol grounds, and apparently watched this attack on our democracy as a form of entertainment. Unfit for office doesn’t even begin to cover it. Now he wants to serve in the Capitol — the same Capitol he watched get ransacked by rioters on January 6th. Derrick Van Orden needs to come clean with Wisconsin voters about his involvement in this effort to push the Big Lie and overturn our election results. He has no place serving in the halls of Congress.”

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