Sen. Ron Johnson, speaks at a one on one with Emilee Fannon, with WKOW-TV, during The Cap Times Idea Fest at UW-Madison in Madison, on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Photo by Michelle Stocker

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said someone from Pennsylvania GOP U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly’s office delivered the slate of fake electors Johnson’s chief of staff tried to pass on to Vice President Mike Pence.

The Oshkosh Republican told conservative talk show host Vicki McKenna Thursday he was not involved in his chief of staff’s attempt to deliver a slate of GOP electors to Pence during the presidential election certification process. He said he was “probably already in the Senate” when the list came to his office, and he was not initially clear what was on the list.

“We couldn’t even remember who delivered this to us,” he said. “We didn’t know what it was. We thought it was documents involved in the electors, once we got it. Again, I didn’t know this, I was probably already in the Senate.”

A CNN reporter on Twitter said a spokesperson for Kelly denied Johnson’s comments. According to the reporter, the spokesperson said Johnson’s “statements about Representative Kelly are patently false. Mr. Kelly has not spoken to Sen. Johnson for the better part of a decade, and he has no knowledge of the claims Mr. Johnson is making related to the 2020 election.”

Listen to a clip of the interview here.

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