Pence Responds After Trump Said VP Could Have ‘Overturned’ 2020 Election: “President Trump Is Wrong”

[Image: Former Vice President Mike Pence -- CNN Twitter video screenshot. 45th President Donald Trump -- Fox News YouTube video screenshot. The Freedom Times compilation].

While delivering a speech in Florida Friday, former Vice President Mike Pence claimed that he did not have the ability to use his power to contest the 2020 presidential election.

His remarks come after, Trump, the 45th President, issued a statement last weekend, in response to efforts by a bipartisan group of Democrats and “RINO Republicans”, according to Trump, who are trying to pass legislation that would clarify the Vice President’s role when it comes to certifying the results of a Presidential Election.

Trump, in a statement on January 30th, wondered, “If the Vice President (Mike Pence) had ‘absolutely no right’ to change the Presidential Election results in the Senate, despite fraud and many other irregularities, how come the Democrats and RINO Republicans, like Wacky Susan Collins, are desperately trying to pass legislation to not allow the Vice President to change the results of the election?”

“Actually what they’re saying, is that Mike Pence did have the right to change the outcome, and now they want to take that right away. Unfortunately, he didn’t exercise that power, he could have overturned the Election!” Trump declared.

According to Real Clear Politics: “Sen. Susan Collins told ABC News last weekend, she is working with Joe Manchin on a bipartisan reform of the 1887 Electoral Count Act to clarify the role of the vice president in counting the votes of the Electoral College and handling challenges to presidential elections.”

Responding to Trump’s remarks, Mike Pence said in his speech to the Federalist Society on Friday, “Under Article II Section One, elections are conducted at the state level, not by Congress” and that “the only role of Congress with respect to the electoral college is to open and count votes submitted and certified by the states. No more, no less”. Continued Below

“There are those in our party who believe that as the presiding officer over the joint session of Congress that I possessed unilateral authority to reject electoral college votes. And I heard this week, that President Trump said I had the right to overturn the election. President Trump is wrong. I had no right to overturn the election,” he claimed.

“The presidency belongs to the American people and the American people alone. Frankly, there is almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose the American president,” Pence said.

“Under the Constitution, I had no right to choose the outcome of our election. And Kamala Harris will have no right to overturn the election when we beat them in 2024,” he added. Video Below

Mike Pence’s remarks in part:

Leo Terrell (Leo 2.0) responded, saying, Mike Pence “just ended his political careery by throwing President Trump under the bus”.

Terrell added:

In an additional statement on February 1st, Trump said in part:

So pathetic to watch the Unselect Committee of political hacks, liars, and traitors work so feverishly to alter the Electoral College Act so that a Vice President cannot ensure the honest results of the election, when just one year ago they said that “the Vice President has absolutely no right to ensure the true outcome or results of an election”.

In other words, they lied, and the Vice President did have this right or, more pointedly, could have sent the votes back to various legislators for reassessment after so much fraud and irregularities were found. If it were sent back to the legislators, or if Nancy Pelosi, who is in charge of Capitol security, had taken my recommendation and substantially increased security, there would have been no ‘January 6’ as we know it! 

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