In a video released at TGP earlier today, Mike Pence made at least one claim that simply is not true.
TGP reported this morning on Pence’s rebuttal to a woman at one of his events that claims he dropped the ball on Jan 6.
Pence claims that it wasn’t his duty to push back on the obviously fraudulent and corrupt results being reported in multiple swing states. Many Constitutional scholars believe this is not the case.
Then Pence says:
The Constitution is very clear. My job was to oversee a session of Congress where objections could be heard. And I made sure that objections could be recognized. So we would hear whatever evidence or whatever debate there was. But the Constitution says you open and count the votes. No more or no less.
The problem with Pence’s statement in addition to his mischaracterization of what he could do on Jan 6 is that HE DID NOT ALLOW WHATEVER EVIDENCE OR DEBATE THERE WAS on the 2020 Election results.
As noted in the new Best Seller at Amazon The Steal – Volume III: The Cover-Up, Pence never did allow any information to be presented in the Capitol on Jan 6.
In order to prevent motions challenging the election from being recorded in the Congressional record, the Speaker of the House, the Minority Leaders, and the President of the Congress (VP Pence) could not be present in the Chambers. This would be necessary to allow Speaker Pelosi to suspend Congress unilaterally under emergency rules.
The crisis invoked emergency procedures, and Pelosi was able to prevent the delay of certification herself. When Congress returned later that night, Pelosi was in charge, and she initiated the NEW session under special emergency rules. The only purpose of the new session was to expedite the certification of the 2020 Election and dismiss all prior regular session procedural rules. This new session prevented any motions to consider a debate and pause the certification of state vote electors.
Pence left the floor and handed Congress over to Pelosi. No objections were presented or officially recognized by Pence.