Pence: “proud” that Congress certified President Biden’s victory after Capitol riot

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Former Vice President Mike Pence said he’s “proud” that Congress certified President Joe Biden’s victory on January 6 after a mob stormed the the U.S. Capitol.

Pence, who was the Governor of Indiana from 2013-2017, spoke at the Reagan Library on Thursday.

“There are those in our party (Republican party) who believe that, in my position as presiding officer over the joint session, that I possess the authority to reject or return electoral votes certified by the states. The Constitution provides the Vice President with no such authority before the joint session of Congress,” said Pence.

He called January 6 a “dark day,” but he is proud that Congress reconvened after the Capitol was secured to finish the work that was required of them.

“We fulfilled our duty under the laws and the Constitution of the United States. There’s almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose the American President,” said Pence. “The Presidency belongs to the American people and to the American people alone.”

Pence said he understands the disappointment of the 2020 Presidential election for the Republican party, but we would lose something far worse if Pence had rejected the electoral votes.

“There is a lot more at stake than our party and our political fortunes. If we lose faith in the Constitution, we won’t just lose elections, we’ll lose our country,” said Pence.

During the certification January 6, the mob stormed the Capitol. Some of them chanted, “Hang Mike Pence!” Biden won the Electoral College over Donald Trump with a 306-232 vote.

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Just Me June 26, 2021 at 7:31 am

Founding fathers could not predict that this would happen. New territory. As VP you could have charted new waters and stopped it for a short time

You failed America

Slacker06 June 27, 2021 at 11:28 am

Proud to fail. I wonder if he will be so proud when he is utterly rejected in 2024? I know I will not vote for him.

Carman Greenlee June 28, 2021 at 9:06 am

He is a traitor to Indiana and the USA, he gave the election away to OBIDEN just like Mitt the Titt gave the election to OBUMMER. Yeah cant wait til he tries to run for POTUS in 2024. BOOOOO!!!!! Might as well jump over to the DEMONCRATS because that is where the Rinos and CCP members belong. Indiana doesnt want or NEED these types. Go back to the swamp where you belong.


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