So kudos to reporter Lauren Windsor for getting yet another Johnson version of the election on camera. She did it by donning a MAGA hat and pressing Johnson for not doing enough to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Johnson still insists there was fraud but now he thinks Trump should have butted out (and, presumably, let Republican legislators pass voter suppression legislation to keep themselves in office).
This version of Johnson told Windsor, he didn’t do more to stop the certification of the election results because “I actually respect our constitution” as well as the states that actually decided the results. “I understand the frustration but when the Electoral College spoke, that was the result of the election,” he said. Even though Johnson voted on January 6 to undermine his own state’s results.
Windsor continued pressing. “The process couldn’t be stopped when it was clearly fraudulent in all these states?” she asked.
This version of Johnson said that states “don’t certify elections flippantly. There’s a process, they follow it. Counties certify it, precincts certify it.”
Unlike himself, “Mike Pence was right” to go along with the process, this version of Johnson said. And Trump should have, too.
This version of Johnson also called it an “electoral reality” that Biden “maybe got 7 million more popular votes” than Trump. “So to just say for sure that this was a stolen election, I don’t agree with that, OK?” this Johnson added.
But don’t expect this Johnson face to appear anywhere near Trump or even on Fox News.
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) September 1, 2021