Appleton, Wis. – U.S. Senate candidate Tom Nelson on Thursday again called on the January 6th Committee to subpoena Sen. Ron Johnson (R.-Wis.) after a damning new report in The Washington Post painted a disturbing picture of Johnson as a major clearinghouse for the January 6th insurrection plots and plans.
According to the new report, Johnson received a shocking memo from fellow Trump allies seeking to use NSA resources to justify overturning the 2020 presidential election and even “remotely attended” a meeting of plotters to overthrow the vote on the eve of January 6th.
Earlier that December, Johnson became the most vocal elected official to advance discredited theories of a “stolen election” via a bizarre Homeland Security hearing. Johnson had promised to vote not to certify the election – though abruptly changed course ONLY AFTER the bloodshed at the Capitol.
Said Nelson Thursday:
“Today we are learning even more how much Ron Johnson was the ‘go-to’ guy for insurrection among the Trump plotters. Johnson was serving as a clearinghouse for plots and plans to overturn American democracy and threaten the peaceful transfer of power.
“This is why last month I asked the January 6th Committee investigating the attacks to subpoena Ron Johnson for his records and testimony. Today’s reports about using NSA resources provide all the more reason to place him under oath and ask him what he knew and when he knew it.”
A copy of Nelson’s original letter is here.
Nelson today sent this follow up letter:
To the Honorable Members of the Committee:
I am Tom Nelson, Outagamie County Executive and a candidate for U.S. Senate.
Last month I urged you to subpoena Sen. Ron Johnson for records and testimony relating to the January 6th attack. Today, there is new reporting in The Washington Post that highlights Sen. Johnson’s specific role as a clearinghouse for specific actions taken in furtherance of the conspiracy behind the attack.
I urge you, once again, to hold Sen. Johnson to the oath he took to the Constitution and subpoena him.