Former President Donald Trump responded to former Vice President Mike Pence’s claim that he couldn’t overturn the 2020 election, noting that such an action is constitutional if election fraud exists.
“Just saw Mike Pence’s statement on the fact that he had no right to do anything with respect to the Electoral Vote Count, other than being an automatic conveyor belt for the Old Crow Mitch McConnell to get Biden elected President as quickly as possible,” Trump stated Friday.
“Well, the Vice President’s position is not an automatic conveyor if obvious signs of voter fraud or irregularities exist. That’s why the Democrats and RINOs are working feverishly together to change the very law that Mike Pence and his unwitting advisors used on January 6 to say he had no choice.”
“The reason they want it changed is because they now say they don’t want the Vice President to have the right to ensure an honest vote,” the former president conitnued. “In other words, I was right and everyone knows it. If there is fraud or large scale irregularities, it would have been appropriate to send those votes back to the legislatures to figure it out.”
“The Dems and RINOs want to take that right away. A great opportunity lost, but not forever, in the meantime our Country is going to hell!” he added.
Pence had defended his decision to certify the stolen 2020 election Friday during a speech to the Federalist Society in Florida.
“There are those in our party who believe that as the presiding officer over the joint session of Congress, I possessed unilateral authority to reject Electoral College votes. And I heard this week that President Trump said I had the right to ‘overturn the election,’”Pence said.
“President Trump is wrong. I had no right to overturn the election,” he added.
As Trump pointed out, Democrat lawmakers are hard at work in their effort to advance legislation that would strip the vice president of Constitutional powers Pence claims he never had to begin with.
“If the Vice President (Mike Pence) had ‘absolutely no right’ to change the Presidential Election results in the Senate, despite fraud and many other irregularities, how come the Democrats and RINO Republicans, like Wacky Susan Collins, are desperately trying to pass legislation that will not allow the Vice President to change the results of the election?” Trump asked last week.
“Actually, what they are saying, is that Mike Pence did have the right to change the outcome, and they now want to take that right away,” he added.