Pence Rejects Trump’s Desperate Plea
to Overturn Election Results .
Vice President Mike Pence has publicly broken
with Donald Trump and refused his demands to
overthrow the results of the presidential election. .
In a three-page statement, Pence said
he did not have “unilateral authority”
to change the results of the election. .
It is my considered judgement that my oath
to support and defend the Constitution
constrains me from claiming unilateral
authority to determine which electoral votes
should be counted and which should not, Mike Pence, via Twitter.
He ended by saying he will “keep [his] oath”
and “do [his] duty” by presiding over the tallying
of the Electoral College votes.
I will do my duty to see to it that we open the
certificates of the Electors … hear objections …
and count the votes of the Electoral College …
in a manner consistent with our Constitution,
laws, and history. So Help Me God, Mike Pence, via Twitter.
Shortly before Pence released his statement,
Trump publicly called on him to “do the right
thing” so that he could win the election.
I hope Mike is going to do the right thing.
If Mike Pence does the right thing, we
win the election. If he doesn’t that will be
a sad day for our country. , Donald Trump, via CNN.
Following Pence’s statement, Trump took to
Twitter to accuse him of lacking “courage.”.
Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what
should have been done to protect our Country
and our Constitution … USA demands the truth! , Donald Trump, via Twitter