(A break from my tradition of trying to avoid any politics on the weekend….sorry but this was just too interesting to pass up)
Were those words truly uttered?
A high ranking GOPer that is not kissing the ring or drinking the Kool-aid…….and he was not struck down by lightening from the Orange god
Those words were spoken by ex-VP Mike Pence in a speech to the Federalist Society……..
Former Vice President Mike Pence has presented his strongest, clearest contradiction yet of his former boss’ false claim that he could have thrown out the Electoral College results in the 2020 election. “President Trump is wrong,” Pence said Friday, the New York Times reports. “I had no right to overturn the election.” Trump said last weekend that Pence, as president of the Senate, had the authority to kick back the results to the states on Jan. 6, 2021—as Trump had pressured him to do—but refused.
Until now, Pence hasn’t addressed the issue so directly, saying he and Trump won’t ever “see eye to eye about that day” and the like. But in speaking to the Federalist Society on Friday near Orlando, Pence didn’t hedge. Although some Republicans believe he had power over President Biden’s victory, Pence said, “Under the Constitution, I had no right to change the outcome of our election.” Legal scholars and leaders of both parties agree with Pence’s interpretation of the Constitution, per the Times. Similarly, he told the conservative legal organization, per the Washington Post, “Kamala Harris will have no right to overturn the election when we beat them in 2024.”
Pence fell back unto the Constitution (you remember that document, right?)
“Our Founders were deeply suspicious of consolidated power in the nation’s capital and were rightly concerned with foreign interference if presidential elections were decided in the capital,” Pence said. “But 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, President Trump said I had the right to ‘overturn the election’. President Trump is wrong…I had no right to overturn the election.”
Was that a GOPer growing a spine?
Or is Pence posturing for a run in 2024?
I think it is the later….if so he may be one of the few that will not be in Trump’s pocket in 2024.
Turn The Page!
I Read, I Write, You KNow
“lego ergo scribo”