Johnson: Greater Transparency Needed to Restore Faith in Elections

WASHINGTON – During an interview on “Meet the Press” Sunday, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) spoke about his support for creating an electoral commission to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns from disputed states.

Excerpts of the interview are below and video can be found here.

“The fact of the matter is that we have an unsustainable state of affairs in this country where we have tens of millions of people that do not view this election result as legitimate. We've just come off of four years where the other side refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of President Trump, and here we are again.”

“This is an unsustainable state of affairs right now. That’s all we're saying is as long as someone will be objecting to this and we’re going to be taking a vote, let's propose a solution in terms of transparency, investigation, with a commission.”

“There is a double standard here and we are not being transparent and we are dismissing the concerns of tens of millions of Americans. Again, I didn't light this fire. This fire was lit over four years ago and we have destroyed the credibility – you have destroyed the credibility of the news media by your bias. And of course people like James Comey, Andrew McCabe, John Brennan destroyed the credibility of the FBI and our justice system as well. We have an enormous problem in this country, it’s unsustainable, and the only way you solve it is with information and transparency and hearings and investigations. It’s not quackery, it’s not a conspiracy theory, it’s what is going to be required.”