Pence is on the warpath to unseat Trump as the nominee. His latest blunder has sealed his fate.
And Mike Pence admitted this shocking truth about Donald Trump.
Just a few years ago, near the end of Donald Trump’s term, Mike Pence betrayed his leader.
After a few rowdy conservatives went to the Capitol on January 6th, the media lost its mind.
From that day on, they’ve characterized Donald Trump as a fascist dictator looking to execute a coup.
And conservatives, for their part, are no better than the blackshirts of Italy who took down the government.
Thanks to all of the media hype, many Republicans have distanced themselves from Donald Trump, and Mike Pence is one of the worst.
Regarding January 6th, Pence has said Trump put “himself over the Constitution” and should “never be President of the United States.”
But now he’s eating his words thanks to a slip of the tongue on live TV.
Following Trump’s arraignment on “conspiracy” charges last week, his former vice president, Mike Pence, stated that if Trump had rejected the Electoral College votes, the 2020 election results would have been passed over to the House of Representatives.
“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.
Listen to this
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
“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.”
Trump was charged with conspiracy to defraud the government, conspiracy to hinder an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights on Thursday. He entered a not guilty plea.
Special Counsel Jack Smith argues in his indictment that Trump engaged six co-conspirators to “assist him in his criminal efforts to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election and retain power.”
According to the indictment, Trump was “determined to remain in power” after the 2020 election, and for two months after the election, “the Defendant spread lies that there had been outcome-determinative fraud in the election and that he actually won.”
“After it became public on the afternoon of January 6 that the Vice President would not fraudulently alter the election results, a large and angry crowd—including many individuals whom the Defendant had deceived into believing the Vice President could and might change the election results—violently attacked the Capitol and halted the proceeding,” according to the indictment.
As violence ensued, the Defendant and co-conspirators exploited the disruption by redoubling efforts to levy false claims of election fraud and convince Members of Congress to further delay the certification based on those claims,” the indictment continued.
Pence is currently running for the Republican nomination against his former government colleague, with Pence typically polling in the single digits.
Trump has an advantage of 40 to 60 points.
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