Pence Gets Cornered By Trump Supporters

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Wednesday, during a campaign event in Sioux City, former Vice President Mike Pence was asked about whether he had ever questioned his decision to certify the 2020 Electoral College, instead of using his power to reject the certification and send the results back for further review.

Pence argued against the pro-Trump voter who had asked the question during the campaign stop, that this matter is still misunderstood. He argued that on that day he had kept his oath by acting exactly as the U.S. Constitution required him to act. He added that following Election Day 60 lawsuits questioned the results in many different key states. He added that while there were certain “election irregularities” in some states, including states expanding mail-in voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic when every one of these states certified the results and sent them to Washington, D.C., his task as the Vice President was to preside over the joint session that counted the votes.

Pence has also argued that the Constitution is clear that the Vice President can hear the objections members of Congress have but that he does not have the authority to do anything more than read and count the votes.

Former President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that the election was stolen from him in 2020. He has also pushed forward the narrative that Pence had the right to reject the election results and to have them sent back for further review. However, this is something Pence has opposed claiming that the vote certification is meant to be a ceremonial process.

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