I think it’s safe to say that the relationship between former President Donald Trump and his ex-right-hand man, former Vice President Mike Pence has already deteriorated past the point of repair. However, on the off chance that it hadn’t quite reached that point already, it’s pretty much guaranteed that it has now.
Recently, former VP Pence, who’s reportedly got some serious presidential aspirations of his own, sat down for an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody, and the topic of discussion at hand happened to be Pence’s unwavering unwillingness to go along with Donald Trump’s plan to overturn the results of the election, which he originally planned to do via his VP.
It’s no secret to anyone these days that Trump had put all his eggs in the Pence basket — demanding that his Vice President refuse to certify the results of the Electoral College votes in the 2020 presidential election, that officially made Joe Biden the President-Elect of the United States. Trump wanted Pence to instead send the votes back to the states that were overrun with Republican legislatures and allow them to determine the winner of the election.
As we’re all aware, Pence refused — and for once in his life, he was right for doing so, as the U.S. Constitution does not allow the Vice President of the nation any authority to unilaterally reject or interfere in the results of an election.
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This decision from Pence, of course, led to the very rapid deterioration of his relationship with his “boss,” helped to spur the infamous January 6th insurrection where Trump’s supporters looked to “hang” the VP, and resulted in numerous, unhinged attacked against Pence from former President Trump.
But during the recent interview, Pence not only made it clear that he hasn’t changed his mind in that regard, he very publicly and blatantly told the host that he disagrees with Trump’s Big Lie altogether.
Brody asked Pence if he shared in Trump’s belief that the 2020 presidential election was somehow “rigged” or “stolen.”
“There were states across the country that conducted their elections outside of how the state legislatures had approved them,” Pence responded, referencing new procedures that were put in place to help allow people to still vote amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “And I truly believe that that was properly reviewed in the courts and was ultimately passed on.”
That’s that, folks.
You can watch the clip of Pence’s interview here:
In a interview this afternoon on J6, Mike Pence says he does not believe that the 2020 election was rigged or stolen. pic.twitter.com/ODeHRq43pN
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 2, 2021
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