He bought caught doing that, too.
NBC Information reporter Frank Thorp V noticed the Wisconsin Republican as he left the Capitol constructing Tuesday. Earlier that day, the Home committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol aired damning texts despatched by Johnson’s chief of workers, Sean Riley, to a Pence staffer saying the senator wished at hand the vice chairman an ”[a]lternate slate of electors” ― the pretend election paperwork used to push the concept former President Donald Trump received in states he truly misplaced.
“How a lot do you know about what your chief of workers was doing with the alternate slates of electors?” Thorp requested Johnson, as captured in a video of the encounter.
“I’m on the telephone proper now,” Johnson mentioned, pointing to the gadget and dismissively waving Thorp away.
“No you’re not,” Thorp replied. “I can see your telephone. I can see your display screen.”
Caught within the act, Johnson however continued the ruse, holding the telephone to his ear in a one-sided, silent dialog with nobody.
After 30 awkward seconds, the senator put his telephone down ― nonetheless having not uttered a phrase into it ― to inform reporters the obvious bombshell is “a whole non-story.”
“I don’t know what you’re even involved about right here,” he mentioned.
Johnson denied any data of what transpired between his chief of workers and Mike Pence’s workers, saying he had no thought the falsified election paperwork had “even been delivered to us.”