Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonLiberal group launches campaign urging Republicans to support Biden's agenda Domestic extremists return to the Capitol GOP senator: Buying Treasury bonds 'foolish' amid standoff over debt ceiling, taxes MORE (R-Wis.) said in an undercover video taken by a liberal activist that he supported the results of the 2020 election in Wisconsin, where former President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE lost to President BidenJoe BidenUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Schumer moves to break GOP blockade on Biden's State picks GOP Rep. Cawthorn likens vaccine mandates to 'modern-day segregation' MORE.
“There’s nothing obviously skewed about the results,” Johnson said in a video taken by activist Lauren Windsor, who pretended to be a Republican.
“If all the Republicans voted for Trump the way they voted for the Assembly candidates, he [Trump] would have won. He didn’t get 51,000 votes that other Republicans got, and that’s why he lost,” Johnson added.
EXCLUSIVE: Sen Ron Johnson blames Trump for losing Wisconsin in 2020 and tells me “there’s nothing obviously skewed about the results.” pic.twitter.com/OeRkVkkVAN— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) August 31, 2021
Johnson told The Hill on Wednesday that he has been “consistent with what I’ve been saying publicly on the 2020 election, no need for hidden cameras and secret recordings.”
“There were many irregularities that have yet to be fully explained, fully investigated, and solutions passed to restore confidence in future elections,” Johnson said. “I’ve investigated many of the irregularities, explained some, and have not gotten answers on many.”
He added that he has “acknowledged that we should respect our system of individual state certification of election results, and that in Wisconsin, there is nothing obviously wrong with the statewide results."
Biden won Wisconsin with 49.4 percent of the vote compared to 48.8 percent for Trump, with the two separated by about 20,000 votes out of more than 3.2 million ballots cast.
Johnson has been vocal about his support for an audit of the election results in Wisconsin and is close with Trump, who never formally conceded the 2020 election.
In the video with Johnson, Windsor pretended to be a Republican who believed there was enough election fraud in multiple states to invalidate the election results, a theory Trump himself has pushed despite a lack of evidence. Multiple court rulings and recounts have upheld the election results.
Still, Wisconsin state Republicans this week have pushed for an investigation into the election results, which Gov. Tony Evers (D) slammed, saying those backing the push are "drinking the Kool-Aid."