Wisconsin's Ron Johnson among 11 Senate Republicans to challenge Electoral College results
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) --- U.S. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is among 11 Senate Republicans that will object to certify Electoral College results when Congress is expected to certify President-elect Joe Biden's win on Wednesday. Jan. 6.
The announcement came Saturday, Jan. 2 in a joint statement. Among Johnson, the statement also included senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Senators-Elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala).
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers reacted to the announcement, calling Johnson's decision "disgraceful behavior".
This is disgraceful behavior from @SenRonJohnson. The people of Wisconsin voted and made their voices heard and the results are clear—Joe Biden won Wisconsin’s Electoral College votes and he will be the next president of the United States. It’s irresponsible to claim otherwise. https://t.co/kpSsFYSVsP— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) January 2, 2021
"The people of Wisconsin voted and made their voices heard and the results are clear," Evers tweeted. "Joe Biden won Wisconsin's Electoral College votes and he will be the next president of the United States. It's irresponsible to claim otherwise."