Madison, Wisconsin (AP) — Republican chairman of the Wisconsin Legislative Election Commission, endorsed by former President Donald Trump accepted the conspiracy theory He wanted to withdraw recognition of President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, but he was kicked out of a closed-door Republican caucus for lack of trust, according to a letter sent to lawmakers.
Rep. Janelle Brunchen’s expulsion from the caucuses makes her the latest victim. post-election aftermath In a battleground state, Republicans failed to win a supermajority in Congress after Trump’s endorsed gubernatorial candidate lost to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
letter first Retrieved by WisPolitics.com, was sent to Blancheen on Friday, a day after Republicans met in private to vote for the next session’s leader. The Speaker of Congress, Robin Voss, was re-elected. Brandtjen endorsed and campaigned for his Adam Steen, who was a Republican opponent and also Trump-backed.
“Constant problems from the past have caused our caucuses to lose faith in you,” Rep. said in a letter announcing that he would no longer be allowed to attend caucuses. “That’s why this vote was taken.”
Brandtjen did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on Wednesday. But on Tuesday, she said she left the closed-door caucuses after the leader’s election because of “her family commitments.”
Republicans discuss strategy and other issues at closed-door caucuses, where Mr. Blanchen isn’t present. Commission assignments, including election commission chairs, will be announced in the coming weeks. Brandtjen will almost certainly lead the committee.
Republicans are set to maintain a 64-to-35 majority in the next session, just two votes short of the supermajority needed to overturn the veto. But he only needs 50 votes to pass the bill.
A native of Menomonie Falls, Brandtjen was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2014. Since her defeat in Trump’s election in Wisconsin in 2020, she has been one of the most vocal supporters of election conspiracy theories and speakers who held hearings and promoted lies about that election. are inviting .
Brandtjen also co-signed the resolution I am about to withdraw my certification Biden’s 2020 victory was a move Voss opposed, and lawyers for both sides said it was unconstitutional and impossible under state law. Nearly 21,000-vote victory for Biden It has endured multiple reviews, nonpartisan audits, dozens of lawsuits, and two partial recounts over Trump.
She was one of the biggest supporters of an election inquiry led by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, who was hired by Voss to investigate the 2020 election. ridiculed by both Democrats and Democrats, Voss fires Gableman In August, he called him “embarrassing” to himself and the nation.
Brandtjen was approved by Trump this summer. He called her “the bravest MP in her parliament” and praised her for investigating the 2020 election.trump tuesday he announced that he would run for president again 2024.
Both Trump and Blanchen backed a challenge to Republican Steen’s boss.steen barely lose Couldn’t beat Vos as a write-in candidate last week in the primary.