GOP Senator Ron Johnson says the fake voters he tried to introduce to Pence on Jan. 6 came from GOP Rep. Mike Kelly.

Rep. Mike Kelly walks up the steps of the House of Representatives to the Capitol for the final vote before the two-week recess on Friday, September 27, 2019.Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

  • Johnson says the alternate electors he tried to give Pence on Jan. 6 came from Rep. Mike Kelly’s office.

  • Johnson has repeatedly denied direct involvement in the alternative choice scheme.

  • “Now we’ve learned it came from the office of Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly,” Johnson said on the radio show.

Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson said Thursday that Republican Representative Mike Kelly’s office gave him “alternative” voter list from Michigan and Wisconsin that his chief of staff tried to deliver to Vice President Mike Pence’s office on January 6, 2021.

At the committee’s fourth hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 6, members of the committee laid out a plan by President Donald Trump and his allies to provide Pence with an alternate voter roll before the presidential election is counted and confirmed during a joint session of Congress.

At one point, the committee showed a series of communications between Johnson’s chief of staff and Pence’s legislative aide in which a Johnson staffer asked the aide where to send Pence’s voter roll, saying that “Johnson needs to give something to VPOTUS.”

Pence’s assistant turned him down, replying, “Don’t give him that.”

Text Messages Displayed By Committee January 6 To Tuesday, June 21, 2022Text Messages Displayed By Committee January 6 To Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Text messages displayed by committee January 6 to Tuesday, June 21, 2022January 6 Committee

Johnson has repeatedly denied being directly involved in the alternative voter scheme – his deputy chief of staff said it was just a “staff exchange.”

Speaking on The Vicki McKenna Show Thursday, Johnson railed against the House committee and its decision to show text messages between his chief of staff and one of Pence’s legislative aides.

Defending himself during the radio hit, Johnson called Kelly’s office a push in his own office to give the tablet to Pence.

“Now we’ve learned it came from the office of Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly,” Johnson said on the radio show.

Johnson also pointed to recent reportage from Just The News reporter John Solomon, who said a Trump campaign official approached Kelly for help in putting together an alternate voter list for the vice president.

The report alleges that Kelly then contacted Wisconsin attorney James Trupy, who knows Johnson, to get the Wisconsin senator’s help in plotting alternative electors.

When asked to comment, Johnson’s office pointed to tweet him Thursday afternoon, directing readers to read the Just The News report.

“Guerrilla Witch Hunt by 1/6 Committee Revealed,” Johnson tweeted. “They denigrated me with partial and incomplete information. This clarifies the situation. As I said before, this is NOT a story created by the corporate media that is complicit in spreading the lies of the Democrats.”

Kelly’s spokesman Matt Knodler strongly denied Johnson’s claims in a statement to Insider Thursday night.

“Senator Johnson’s claims about Representative Kelly are clearly false,” Knödler said. “Mr. Kelly hasn’t spoken to Senator Johnson for over a decade, and he’s not aware of the statements Mr. Johnson is making about the 2020 election.”

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