Pence’s role throwing Trump takes center stage

WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to single-handedly reject electoral votes on Jan. 6, 2021, as former President Donald Trump pressured him to do, will be the subject of the Thursday House hearing investigating the Capitol attack.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence in a video during the opening public hearing of the committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.  After a year-long investigation, the committee will hold eight public hearings to reveal their findings.

Aide says Pence told Trump “many times” he could not reject electoral votes

Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff told the committee that Pence had communicated directly to Trump that he did not have the legal or constitutional authority to reject electoral votes and thereby hand Trump the presidency.

Marc Short said in a videotaped interview with the committee that Pence had not only written a letter to Trump saying he had no such legal authority, but communicated the same thing to Trump “many times” and “very consistently.”

-Erin Mansfield

Pro-Trump rioters: Hang Mike Pence!

The committee played chilling videos of Jan. 6 rioters threatening Mike Pence when they learned he had refused to throw out electoral votes – a demand made by their boss, Donald Trump.

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