Pence Pushes Back Against Trump Criticism

By Gage Skidmore Via Wikimedia Commons

Former Vice President Mike Pence railed against criticism by former President Trump on Friday during a speech to the Federalist Society. Trump has been vocal in his belief that Pence should have refused to certify the 2020 election.

According to NBC News:

Trump had publicly and privately urged Pence to use his constitutionally mandated position overseeing the counting of the Electoral College votes in the Capitol on Jan. 6 to stop Joe Biden’s victory from being officially certified and either reject states’ votes or somehow send them back to be reconsidered. Pence refused, saying he did not believe he had the authority to do so.

The process was interrupted when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to scuttle the certification, including some who were chanting for Pence to be killed.

Trump, meanwhile, continued attacking Pence during the riot, tweeting, “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution.”

Pence said Friday, “There are those in our party who believe that as the presiding officer over the joint session of Congress that I possess unilateral authority to reject Electoral College votes.” He said that belief was wrong.

“I had no right to change the outcome of our election. Kamala Harris will have no right to over turn the election when we beat them in 2024,” Pence said, garnering applause from the crowd.

However, Pence’s former chief of staff, Marc Short, appeared on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning to discuss “significant concerns” with the 2020 election process.

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Philip Byler
Philip Byler
5 months ago

Trump is right. Pence is wrong. He had the power to respond to the request of seven states to return, for re-examination, the election results. Pense was a coward and did not do so. He was loyal to the GOP Establishment that wanted Trump gone so that the Establishment could reclaim its self-imagined positions of privilege in the GOP.

Kirk
Kirk
5 months ago
Reply to  Philip Byler

Actually it was the only time Pence has shown he had a spine. Trump is a hack that has a bunch of idiots hanging on every word like it’s gospel.

BR549
BR549
4 months ago
Reply to  Kirk

Actually, it was the only time we got to see Pence show his real spots, and because of his hidden loyalties to the Swamp, the rest of the country, has had to put up with this …… CRAP. The Covid scam is STILL dividing America, the economy sucks, our foreign policy is a joke, and illegals are pouring over the border by the thousands….. per day. If you think that is somehow “normal”, perhaps you qualify for Jeff Foxworthy to call you a Democrat.

Lou
Lou
5 months ago
Reply to  Philip Byler

tRUMP isn’t right about anything. He’s self serving and nothing else

William Petite
William Petite
5 months ago

Pence a career politician, will protect his career. Trump exposed the corruption in our govt. in all the agencies. That’s how history will record this period. That’s also the reason why everything is in warp speed today, to change the direction of this country. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Corp America is now in bed with the Marix’s. Both have common ground, all out Materialism, those who control that today, controls the World. Armies not needed, when you can buy them. Ukraine is a distraction; the real threat is China. Suddenly communism is not a threat, if it comes from China. They released the covid virus on the World, and the World response, destroyed their own economy, shut it all down. Remember the Cuban Missile Crisis, we wouldn’t stand for Nuclear Missiles just off our shore, we came close to a war then, with the USSR (Russia) but both sides worked it out, both gave a little for peace. Something is very wrong with what is going on today, with what is being reported, one side seems to be stuck on stupid, but which one?

BR549
BR549
4 months ago
Reply to  William Petite

Amen

Yvette
Yvette
5 months ago

Pence be warned, If you try to get elected in anything, No Trump supporters will ever vote for you! You just change parties, We have enough Rhino’s!!!

Yvette
Yvette
4 months ago
Reply to  Yvette

it should read You should just change parties!!

Pot
Pot
5 months ago

Pence= backstabbing traitor

LizzieLou
LizzieLou
4 months ago

Pence is a HUGE part of the swamp. He is a fake Christian and I have never trusted him. He ALWAYS left out the heart of 2 Chronicles Always! A true Christian understands the value of their words. All Pence was concerned with is being politically correct! A politician through and through.

RRRoger
RRRoger
4 months ago

The Trump Supporters that protest at the Capital were not a “mob”.
The whole thing went sideways because of the corrupt Socialist Democrats, RINOs, and Deep State.

Jawad
Jawad
4 months ago

Mr. Pence, you are playing both sides of the fence.like a typical duplicitous politician. But it won’t work no more. You can have it the one way or the other way. But you cannot have it BOTH ways. Your career will be flushed into the sewer where it belongs. I should have listened to my pal from Indiana who warned us about you.

Colette Wilson
Colette Wilson
4 months ago

Pence knew exactly what power he had under the U.S. Constitution because there were Constitutional scholars (like John Eastman) who could and did explain it to him. He’s hiding behind a lie to make it look like he didn’t betray the MAJORITY of Americans who voted for Trump in a landslide.

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