The Wisconsin State Journal reports:
A newly minted Republican lawmaker told a group of visitors to his Capitol office that Republicans need to “cheat like the Democrats or bend the rules” to win upcoming elections, according to a hidden camera video posted online.
Rep. Elijah Behnke, R-Oconto, also calls Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, a “swamp creature” and threatens to punch Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a wide-ranging 27-minute video posted Thursday in which he appears to be speaking with people espousing debunked election conspiracies.
One of the visitors appears to be discreetly taking the video and it does not appear Behnke knows he’s on camera.
Read the full article.
Rep. Elijah Behnke, R-Oconto, is shown on what appears to be a hidden camera posted to YouTube making incendiary comments. https://t.co/BABKfHT69L
— The Journal Times (@Journaltimes) January 21, 2022
Wisconsin State Rep. Elijah Behnke (R), in video that appears to be taken at the end of Thursday’s Assembly meeting, tells a group of visitors that in the upcoming elections, “I’m encouraging people … let’s cheat like Democrats do.” He also threatens to punch Gov. Tony Evers. pic.twitter.com/VoWAEh8hyA
— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) January 21, 2022