Vos booed at GOP convention after saying 2020 election can’t be decertified
MIDDLETON Wis. (CBS 58) – The Republican leader of the state assembly was booed by some congressmen after telling the crowd there was no way to decertify the 2020 presidential election.
‘We don’t have the ability to decertify the election and roll back,’ Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said at the Republican state convention in Middleton during a panel of leaders legislative. “We have to focus on the future.”
Loud boos filled the convention hall after Vos’ comment, prompting state party chairman Paul Farrow to tell delegates to “let him do the talking” and “be respectful”.
After the panel, Vos told reporters he was “thick-skinned” and said he didn’t mind that some Republicans disagreed with him.
“At the end of the day, we’re all Republicans and people are super passionate,” Vos said. “They want change in Madison and they desperately want change in Washington…sometimes they get frustrated because the Democrats aren’t listening and go after the Republicans.” Its good.”
Vos continues to face pressure from some Republicans to revoke Joe Biden’s win in Wisconsin, a move he and nonpartisan lawyers say is impossible. Grievances over the 2020 election have divided the party, as former President Donald Trump continues to spread false claims that the election was stolen.
The Rochester Republican hired former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman to investigate the 2020 election last year, but recently suspended the review. Vos released multiple extensions to Gableman’s taxpayer-funded review, which produced no credible evidence of voter fraud in Wisconsin.
Vos said he wants people’s anger redirected to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who vetoed GOP bills to overhaul the election. The rejection of those bills has become a centerpiece of Evers’ re-election campaign, telling his supporters that democracy is at stake if Wisconsin were to elect a Republican governor.
Biden’s nearly 21,000-vote margin over Trump in the battleground state has withstood legal challenges, criticism and recounts.