Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) is reportedly in talks with the Jan.6 committee to testify publicly, according to Politico.
Raffensperger won the GOP primary for reelection last month despite opposition from former President Donald Trump who pressured him to overturn the results of the state’s presidential election after his lost to Joe Biden.
“I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state,” Trump said in the infamous phone call.
Raffensperger sat for an interview with the committee in November and his office gave congressional investigators a trove of documents related to the 2020 election, including text messages from then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and emails with Sen. Lindsey Graham’s office, Politico reports. Graham also called Raffensperger to ask if he could discard all mail-in ballots from counties that had shown higher rates of unmatched signatures.
Rep. Jamie Raskin did not comment to the Hill about the possibility of Raffensperger testifying but said he “is an important part of this story.”
“I’ll just say the whole country was riveted by the attempt to get Raffensperger to commit election fraud and his courageous defiance of that plan,” Raskin said. “So I don’t know whether he’ll be part of our hearings in person but he is certainly an important part of this story.”
The Jan. 6 committee will host its first hearing in prime-time on Thursday. The second will be held Monday, June 13th, at 10 a.m. ET.