Following Trump’s arraignment on “conspiracy” charges last week, the 2024 GOP frontrunner’s former vice president, Mike Pence, said that the 2020 election results would have been turned over to the House of Representatives if he rejected the Electoral College votes.
“It wasn’t just to ask for a pause, the president specifically asked me and his gaggle of crackpot lawyers asked me to literally reject votes, which would have resulted in the issue being turned over to the House of Representatives, and literally chaos would have ensued,” said Pence.
“People can read the indictment and frankly, I’ve said before, I had hoped that it’d not come to this point. You know, I don’t know if the government can meet the standard, the burden of proof beyond reasonable doubt for criminal charges, but the American people deserve to know that President Trump and his advisors didn’t just asked me to pause, they asked me to reject votes, return votes, essentially to overturn the election.”
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Pence just admitted he did have the authority to turn the election over to the House under the Constitution
That means that efforts to prepare for that could not have been an illegal conspiracy pic.twitter.com/0hHRHLQdq6
— Jack Poso (@JackPosobiec) August 7, 2023