(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – Just ahead of the certification of the Electoral College votes in a joint session of Congress, Vice President Mike Pence released a statement declaring that he would not block any of Joe Biden’s electors, a move that President Donald Trump had been urging him to do frequently over the last few days.
Gateway Pundit reports that Trump gave a speech on Wednesday, in D.C., where he repeatedly urged Pence to step up to the plate, fulfill his duty, and defer the certification of Biden’s votes in states where the election results are being contested, sending them back to state legislatures.
But instead of helping out the man who helped get him into the White House, Pence buckled under the pressure he was facing from other forces inside and outside of the government. Folks, this is a huge disappointment. We all believed that Pence would have Trump’s back no matter what, but that’s apparently not the case.
“It is my considered judgement that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” Pence said in his statement.
President Trump is no doubt extremely disappointed in the lack of a backbone exhibited by his vice president. The whole world seems to be against him. The radical left in our country has found numerous ways to effectively assault Trump and his administration, inside and out, and his list of allies has always been incredibly small.
However, Pence was always a name that was on that list. But when it came time for the rubber to hit the road, he didn’t show up to the fight to have the president’s back. This reveals a lot about Pence’s character. It demonstrates a lack of commitment to what the administration was trying to accomplish.
Pence will likely regret this decision later, especially if he has any future political endeavors he’d like to engage in, which he probably does. Perhaps a 2024 presidential bid? Well, he’s not going to have the support of the Trump crowd anymore after not standing up against voter fraud. That may make the difference between success and failure in the future.
The vice president will have a lot to answer for. There’s no doubt folks will definitely send questions his way on why he made this decision for many years to come.
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