Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, the Rochester Republican who ordered an inquiry into the 2020 Wisconsin election in which Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump, said on Saturday he spent the day with the former president .
Vos said he would keep Trump, who has repeatedly claimed he won the 2020 election despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, “made aware of our investigation.”
In a statement, Vos said, “It was an honor to be invited to travel by private plane with President Trump and senior staff to attend his rally in Alabama.” During this rally, Trump was briefly booed by his supporters after urging vaccinations and saying he too had been vaccinated.
The meeting comes about two months after Trump publicly lambasted Vos by name, along with other Wisconsin Republican leaders, for failing to investigate the 2020 election more forcefully. Trump’s statement in June accusing Vos and other GOP leaders of “working hard to cover up electoral corruption,” led a small faction of Republicans to call on Vos to resign.
Vos has sworn that the investigation he ordered into the 2020 election does not seek to overturn it. In his statement on Saturday, Vos said, âI have provided him (Trump) with details of our vigorous efforts in Wisconsin to restore full integrity and confidence in the election.