MADISON, Wis.—As the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol prepares to hold a primetime hearing tomorrow evening, Senator Ron Johnson continues to stand with the insurrectionists who violently stormed the Capitol. Previous hearings unveiled the bombshell revelations that Senator Johnson attempted to hand Vice President Mike Pence a slate of fake electors in a harebrained scheme by Senator Johnson to stop the electoral count and overturn the will of Wisconsin voters. Senator Johnson has continued to stand with the insurrectionists since last year’s attack on the Capitol. In fact, just yesterday he announced his opposition to the appointment of Sopen Shah, a nominee to be federal prosecutor for Wisconsin because of comments Shah made critical of the January 6 insurrection.
Meghan Roh, Opportunity Wisconsin program director:
“Tomorrow evening we’ll undoubtedly learn new disturbing details about the January 6 insurrection that cost at least seven people their lives. Unfortunately, instead of condemning this unprecedented attack on the Capitol, Senator Johnson has stood in lockstep with the insurrectionists, defending their actions and joining their denials of the 2020 election results. Even worse, Senator Johnson directly participated in this attempted coup on January 6 when he unsuccessfully tried to hand Vice President Pence a slate of fake electors. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, now he’s trying to block an exceptionally qualified nominee to be a federal prosecutor for Wisconsin because she’s been critical of Senator Johnson’s allies who illegally and violently attacked the Capitol. Opposing a violent insurrection shouldn’t be controversial, yet Senator Johnson continues to surprise us. It’s time for Senator Johnson to stop putting politics over the people of Wisconsin.”