The former Vice-President Mike Pence said in a speech on Friday that he was the only one with no legal right to change the 2020 presidential election, which the former president had repeatedly claimed.
Former vice president Mike Pence on Friday offered his most vehement rebuke to Donald Trump, saying that Trump is “wrong. Trump is “wrong” in his assertion that the president. Pence had the legal authority to alter the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election. He also said his position is that Pence and the Republican Party must accept the result and focus on the future.
Addressing a gathering of conservatives in Orlando, Fla., the former vice president stated that the former vice president shares “the dismay that many are feeling about the results of the last election” however he rebuked his. Trump’s assertion that Pence had the legal authority to change the results. Pence had the legal authority to disapprove of Electoral College result and change the result the previous year.
“President Trump is wrong,” declared Vice President. Pence, in his remarks to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group. “I did not have the right to overturn the results of the election.”
The remarks were the most vehement opposition to Mr. Trump’s attempts to reverse the outcome of the 2020 presidential election by the former vice-president. Vice President. Pence refused to give his consent the pressure of Mr. Trump’s campaign of pressure at the beginning of January. 6 to alter the outcome and has remained mostly silent about the decision ever since his departure from the White House. The Indiana governor has generally refused to attack directly Trump directly. Trump or assign him any blame for provoking the fatal Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. In his public appearances this year the vice president. Pence defended his role in restraining the president. Trump but did not say anything more than that both men will never “see one another on the incident.”
However, tensions have been growing lately in the relationship between these two individuals. As Pence. Pence positions himself for the presidency in 2024 Trump has pushed for a presidential run in 2024. Trump has pushed more than ever a false story aimed at accusing his former vice president for not being able to prevent the president Biden from taking over.
He. Pence cast his opposition on Friday as more significant than the current political situation suggesting that the false claims made from Mr. Trump and his followers could undermine American democratic institutions.
“The reality is that there’s greater stakes than just our party’s fortunes or our political standing,” he said. “If we don’t believe in the Constitution We won’t only lose elections. We’ll lose our country.”
He. Pence disavowed several of the untruths being promoted from Trump. Trump and his base on the subject of the presidential election. He stated that the day of Jan. 6 as an “dark night” in Washington and broke with the right-wing of his party, which tried to change the past by portraying the siege as a peaceful protest and calling the protesters “political prisoners.”
He also advised Trump. Trump and his party to accept the results of the previous elections in order to “focus in the near future.”
“Whatever what the next year holds for us, I’m confident we performed our duties the day before,” Mr. Pence declared. “I believe that the moment has arrived to concentrate at the future.”
Officials and legal scholars from both parties believe that the vice president doesn’t have the authority to overturn elections. The vice president, Mr. Pence agrees with that interpretation of the law. In a letter addressed to Congress sent in the early morning after the Capitol attack in which Mr. Pence rejected the president’s claims, saying in his letter that the Constitution “constrains my from asserting the unilateral power to decide which elections should be counted and which ones shouldn’t.”
On Sunday on Sunday, on Sunday. Trump falsely claimed that the election of Mr. Pence could have “overturned the outcome of the election” with a statement condemning the bipartisan effort to revise the Electoral Count Act of 1887. The ex-president and his allies have misinterpreted the law’s history in their unsuccessful effort to convince that Mr. Pence to throw out legitimate results from the elections. On Tuesday the evening of Jan. 6, Trump said. Trump said the congressional committee that was investigating the role of his government in the deadly attack on the Capitol in January. 6 attack at Capitol Hill Capitol should instead look into “why Mike Pence did not return the votes to renewal or approval.”
Mr. Trump’s efforts to influence his vice-president have been the subject in the House committee that is investigating the attack on Jan. 6 attack. certain members citing the involvement of the. Pence’s staff as essential in deciding if it has enough evidence to warrant an investigation into the criminal ties of Mr. Trump to the Justice Department. Two of the two of Mr. Pence’s assistants have testified in private before the committee last week. the chairman. Pence’s attorney and the panel have been discussing informally about whether the former vice-president is willing to talk to investigators.
The Justice Department has also been investigating the ways Mr. Trump’s criticisms of Pence. Pence influenced the mob on Jan. 6. In recent plea bargaining in several January. 6 cases prosecutor’s offices have asked defense attorneys if their clients will admit in swearing statements that they invaded at the Capitol thinking that. Trump wanted them to prevent him from preventing. Pence from certifying the election.
When the rioters attacked the Capitol that day, a few shouted “Hang Mike Pence.” The president. Trump initially brushed aside requests from his aides and supporters to stop them. Since the time the president has been adamant. Trump has defended the shouts as logical because, as he said during his interview on ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, “the people were extremely upset” over the results of the election.