Sen. Ron Johnson has opened the door to a possible appearance at the Republican National Convention.
Johnson’s campaign has said for weeks he plans to spend next week campaigning in Wisconsin while thousands of delegates fete Donald Trump in Cleveland.
In an interview Wednesday with the Devil’s Advocates radio show, Johnson was asked if he would make an appearance at the convention.
“Possibly,” Johnson said. “In general, my intentions are to stay in Wisconsin. There’s a possibility I might make a quick little trip there. I need to spend as much time in the state as possible. I don’t rule it out.”
Johnson campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger said in a statement that the senator’s schedule has yet to change.
“Ron’s plan at this point is to treat next week like any other – traveling across Wisconsin listening to the economic and national security concerns of Wisconsinites,” Reisinger said.
Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Harry Hartfield said Johnson’s comments suggest he has misled Wisconsinites about his plans.
“Sadly, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to voters that Sen. Johnson wants to take the Ronald and the Donald show on the road,” Hartfield said.
“After all, he continues to embrace the presumptive Republican nominee despite Trump’s racist, sexist and xenophobic remarks,” he said.
Johnson has previously said he plans to vote for the controversial nominee but won’t endorse him.
Johnson’s challenger, former Sen. Russ Feingold, has said he plans to skip the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.