Robin Vos

Robin Vos, top Wisconsin Republican, to meet with Jan. 6-panel Wednesday

Two people familiar with the matter say that a top GOP official from Wisconsin, who claimed former President Donald Trump called him to ask him to reverse the state’s 2020 election results, is set to appear Wednesday before the House panel looking into the Jan. 6 riot.

The committee subpoenaed Robin Vos, Wisconsin’s speaker, this year. He had publicly disclosed that Trump called him 20 months after the election, to demand that he reject the results. The battleground state was won by President Joe Biden by approximately 20,000 votes.

Trump called the Wisconsin Supreme Court to request a ruling restricting the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in future elections. Trump tried to convince Vos the ruling should be applied retroactively. Vos said that was impossible.

Trump voted against his re-election campaign because Vos refused to attempt to overturn the election results. Vos, Wisconsin’s longest-serving speaker, won the primary but only by 3 percentage points, the narrowest margin of his political career. Recently, he was reelected as a speaker.

Wisconsin Democrats had previously criticized Vos for taking nearly $700,000. to investigate the state’s 2020 election results. Vos later stated that the election was not stolen and that there was no evidence of widespread fraud.

A spokesperson from the Jan.6 committee declined to comment about Vos’ appearance.

On Monday, a federal judge rejected Trump’s claim that he had “absolute immunity” to respond to a lawsuit alleging that he violated civil rights in contesting the 2020 presidential election results.

In recent weeks, the House committee conducted a series of interviews with ex-Trump officials.

Kellyanne Conway was a senior advisor to Trump starting at the beginning of his term and ending in August 2020. She met with the panel Monday for almost five hours.

Tony Ornato, the former White House Chief of Staff, was scheduled to appear before the committee on Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the plans.

It is expected that the committee will soon release its final report, detailing the findings of its investigation. After Republicans take control of Congress in January, the panel is unlikely to continue its investigation.

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