First, he was at the now infamous Inn on the Park bar meeting where GOP State Sen. President Mike Ellis was recorded discussing an illegal fund-raising scheme.
Second, he offers this excuse about why he should be not be Ellis' collateral damage:
In an interview, Grothman acknowledged he is the one on the recording, but said he doesn’t remember the night in question or hearing about the Super PAC idea. He said it’s possible he was only there briefly.
“I’ve been at that bar so many times, I have no specific recollection,” Grothman said, referring to the bar at the Inn on the Park in Downtown Madison, where the audio was recorded.