U.S. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has long been an embarrassment. He has a history of saying some pretty incredible things, rarely backed up by fact. Like that sunspots cause global warming. He has criticized the vaccines as unsafe and promoted alternative treatments, against the advice of health professionals. Johnson has accused the government of indoctrinating our children. He defended the Capitol riot, but said if the protesters had been from Black Lives Matter, he “may have been a little concerned” for his safety. We have gotten use to rolling our eyes when we hear what comes out of Senator Johnson’s mouth, but what we learned at the most recent committee hearing into the January 6 insurrection is more than just idle talk of a politician trying to win re-election. We learned that an aide to Senator Johnson tried to hand a list of fake electors to Vice President Mike Pence just minutes before he began certifying the election. The Vice President refused to accept the list, and Johnson calls it a non-story. But it is a story when a sitting U.S. Senator tries to undermine the rule of law, our political institutions, and our election process. It seems we have underestimated our Senator all along. He isn’t just an embarrassment, he’s dangerous to our democracy.