Former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, who’s being paid by taxpayers to review the 2020 election, told a rally at the state Capitol it’s time to “support the people who see it our way.”

Gableman spoke to the crowd shortly after Adam Steen, who filed to challenge Robin Vos in the GOP primary, called the Assembly speaker a “treasonous traitor.”

Gableman told what was billed as an election integrity rally outside the Capitol on Saturday that he believes mayors of the five largest cities in Wisconsin and members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission rigged the election because they didn’t like former President Donald Trump.

He accused WEC members of fraud.

“They threw the rules away in an effort to defeat Donald Trump and elect Joe Biden,” he said.

Vos last week announced that he was signing off on extending Gableman’s review of the 2020 election. Gableman during his speech referred to Steen by first name and noted the change those at the rally want must come from legislators inside the Capitol.

Gableman didn’t address Steen’s charge that Vos was a “traitor.”

“And really, the change and what we want to see is very, very simple and direct and common sense,” Gableman said. “And that’s why it’s going to take positive, persistent, passion each day, each day for all of us to show up and do what’s necessary to support the people who see it our way.”

As Steen addressed the rally, someone in the crowd shouted out that Vos, R-Rochester, was a “RINO,” a term for Republican in name only. Steen answered back that he had a better term for Vos.

“RINO is a nice word, I prefer the words treasonous traitor,” he said. “Because when we are facing the amount of fraud that Justice Gableman has presented, that Timothy Ramthun presented, that Janel (Brandtjen) presented, there’s nothing more you can call it than treason. And someone needs to go to jail.”

Several people who have been prominent in raising claims about the 2020 election spoke throughout the more than three-hour rain soaked event includinig Reps. Tim Ramthun, R-Campbellsport, Janel Brandtjen, R-Menomonee Falls, and Chuck Wichgers, R-Mukwonago; former Menomonee Falls Village President Jefferson Davis; and former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. Former Trump administration National Security Advisor Michael Flynn also spoke via Zoom broadcast on a large TV screen atop a trailer.

Ramthun insisted his resolution seeking to revoke Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes from the 2020 presidential election remains alive because he is circulating another version for co-sponsorship. The Legislature has adjourned for the session, and outgoing Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, has vowed to block any attempts to pass the resolution.

Flynn stressed the need for those at the rally to gear up for the primaries, comparing the situation to the American Revolution, though he didn’t mention any lawmakers by name. Along with Vos, Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, faces a primary.

“It is potentially more consequential than our very revolution that founded and started our country and definitely what happened during the Civil War,” the retired U.S. Army ​​lieutenant general said.

Flynn also said he is fully endorsing Ramthun for governor.

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