BREAKING: Mike Pence Extinguishes Donald Trump’s Coup, Will Certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College Victory
Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday sent a letter to leaders on Capitol Hill in which he affirmed that he will carry out his constitutional duty to oversee the counting of Electoral College votes, the final step in certifying President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.
Pence has faced enormous pressure to supersede his authority from President Donald Trump, who has demanded that Pence unilaterally overrule the will of the American people and declare him the winner.
As well, numerous Republican lawmakers have mounted challenges to the election, clinging to Trump’s false claims of voter fraud.
But Pence, who has served as Trump’s most loyal vassal, has refused to oblige the GOP’s and Trump’s desperate and illegal tactics.
“After a careful study of our Constitution, our laws, and our history. I believe neither view is correct,” Pence wrote. “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.”
Read the full letter below:
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— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) January 6, 2021