President Trump: Fake News That Pence Can’t Block Biden Win
After a New York Times report said that Vice President Mike Pence admitted not having the authority to block or delay the electoral college confirmation, President Donald Trump calls fake news. In a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence, who will preside over the special session of Congress, the VP allegedly admitted he had no authority to do what Trump requested.
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Earlier Tuesday, Trump reportedly asked Pence to use his power as presiding officer to do everything he can to delay or obstruct the Electoral College certification. Trump, along with other Republicans, have decried the election results as corrupted by voter fraud. In fact, some GOP members of Congress are planning on objecting to Biden’s win. In addition, they demanded that Congress suspend the certification for at least ten days in order to do a quick audit of election returns in selected states.
Trump Calls Fake News
The President issued a statement regarding the matter. It read: “The New York Times report regarding comments Vice President Pence supposedly made to me today is fake news. He never said that. The Vice President and I are in total agreement that the Vice President has the power to act.
“The November 3rd election was corrupt in contested states, and in particular it was not in accordance with the Constitution in that they made large scale changes to election rules and regulations as dictated by local judges and politicians, not by state legislators. This means that it was illegal.
“Our Vice President has several options under the U.S. Constitution. He can decertify the results or send them back to the states for change and certification. He can also decertify the illegal and corrupt results and send them to the House of Representatives for the one vote for one state tabulation.“
Angry with Pence
CNN reports that the President is now angry with Pence following their meeting, according to a White House source. In fact, Trump might call out the vice president on Wednesday morning during a speech at a rally near the White House grounds. The President scheduled the rally at the Ellipse at 11 a.m., which coincides with the counting of the electoral votes.
Trump expects Pence to issue statements supportive of Trump's allegations of election fraud. However, a senior adviser thinks that Pence will not be a wallflower this time. In addition, he said the VP will take on a more aggressive posture to avoid incensing Trump and his political base.
Lack of Support
During the past few days, Trump grew visibly frustrated with his Vice President. He believed that Pence can do more in Wednesday’s proceedings to help him, but has so far stayed timid. The unnamed senior official thinks that Pence is unlikely to deviate from his constitutional role during the proceedings. The source doesn’t expect the Vice President to even attempt to give Trump what he wants.
“He might say he doesn't have the power to do certain things,” the adviser said. At most, Pence can vent out Trump’s frustrations surrounding the elections. More importantly, even if Pence tried, he won’t get the results his President wants. The view around Capitol Hill is that Pence's role remains ceremonial. Pence seems to agree with the notion. The fake news Trump alluded to said that Pence asked around to check what he can do. A meeting with the White House Counsel's Office confirmed that he doesn't possess the authority. Then, he double-checked with a Senate parliamentarian to go over his role.
Trump believes that instead of playing a ceremonial role, Pence could delay the certification beyond Wednesday Ultimately, he can refer the question of who won the election to Congress or the Supreme Court.
He tweeted his belief that the VP can play a pivotal role. “The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors,” he wrote. Then, on Monday night, he told supporters that he hopes “Mike Pence comes through for us, I have to tell you. Of course, if he doesn't come through, I won't like him as much.”
Watch the CNN news report that says Vice President Mike Pence faces pressure from Trump to thwart Electoral College vote:
Do you agree that VP Mike Pence can play a bigger role in the certification of electoral college votes in Congress today? Or, is his role a ceremonial one, that should follow what each state’s electors already certified? Let us know what you think by leaving your comments below.
Amazing how clueless the left is about constitutional policy!!! Just keep on listening to CNN and the rest of the lying MSM for their incorrect information!!!
Penc needs to pull himself by his bootstraps and stand to DC. He needs to decrie the votes from nov 4
I believe he has the authority but will choise not to use it. Whatever his reasons might be,I thinkbat this point he’s ready to put all this behind him and go home. He feels his term is over and thete is no point in prolonging the inevitable. Fair or not, we are going to be a Socialist country forvat least 4 years.
The radical left are clueless to the US Constitution and it laws, including the LAMEestream media. All one has to do,is read it. Amendmendment 12 (XII). It clearly states in good detail the role of the VICE President as the President of the Senate and his responsibilities.
The media does this to confuse people and make situations volatile, because they believe the American people are fools or stupid. The joke is on main tream MEDIA for making false claims. I suggest TRUMPERS OR ANY American GET THE TRUTH by going to NTD NEWS, NEWSMAX, OAN NEWS…but NEVER ABC,NBC, CBS, CNN, FOXNEWS, NY TIMES, WASHINGTON POST OR THE NY DAILY NEWS. They are one sided and promote deception andhate with false narratives.
It will be longer rhen four years now cause the senate hiuse and president will now belong illegally to the dems to do as they see fit with the country and our lives! Since we don’t know how to fight back legally and have no one to stand up to the Clinton Obama’s snd Biden’s of the world! They will now rule the usa! What the heck happened to our free country?? Unreal!
The Constitution gives him “plenary” power, which means absolute. He has all the power. Read the Constitution, people. Quit listening to the “fake” news that tells you lies!
We need to keep praying. Whatever happens we know God is in control and what the Bible says will happen will happen. Hang on we’re in for quite a ride.
It’s unbelievable how many so called right wing politicians have no backbone to stand up for the American people and the rights given to us by God and the constitution!!!!!!! To every Republican that has given in to the Dems I say “SHAME ON YOU!” Our country is being taken by left wing CRAZIES and you don’t have the BALLS to save our country and people from this take over. COWARDS !!!!!!!! Carol G the statement you made about hanging on because we’re in for quite a ride, I think that may be an understatement. I don’t think the clueless people are not going to be prepared for what the Dems have planned. GOD HELP US ALL !!!!!!!
To all these “leaders” that are willing to destroy our Nation for wealth and power, how do you plan to “keep” your wealth and power afterwards?
Trump bootlickers living in fantasy land.If Jesus came down and said there wasn’t any fraud you wouldn’t believe it.you only believe what The orange clown tells you what a bunch of sheep.if there was fraud that means everyone that was once ballot was elected illegally or was that just the Dictator wanabe?
Is it just me or does anyone else out there notice that the republicans are way ahead in vote count when they tally in person voting machine results and then BAM, the mail ins and absentee ballots are counted, suddenly the democrats have a landslide in votes. Do only left wing liberals use the mail in system?
IT REALLY IS A SHAME THAT REPUBLICANS ARE SUCH CRY BABIES….IF IT DOESNT GO THEIR WAY THEN THE OTHER SIDE HAS NO SAYING EITHER. tRUMP ONLY INTERPRETES THE POLITCAL SYSTEM AS BEING ONLY FOR HIMSELF. HE IS NOT A POLITICIAN AND HAS NO LEGAL KNOWLEDGE ON HOW THE POLITICAL SYSTEM WORKS. HE IS A COMPLETE MORON WHO TRIES TO FORCE ANY ISSUE HE HAS AS HIS ONLY WAY OF THINKING. HEY LINDA THIS ONE APPLIES TO YOU… ITS OBVIOUS THAT YOU YOURSELF HAVE NO COMMON KNOWLEDGE ABOUT LAW IN THE USA.
THE DEMS KEPT SAYING THAT TRUMP WAS ELECTED ILLEGALLY FOR FOUR YEARS, IT IS ABOUT TIME TO TURN THE TABLES AND SHOW THEM SOME GUTS. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE, GO FOR IT AND USE THE 12 AMENDMENT TO IT’S FULL INTENT.
A VERY SAD DAY FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I FEEL THERE NEVER WILL BE ANOTHER ELECTION. HARRIS AND BIDEN WILL RIP THIS ONCE GREAT COUNTRY APART. THE DEMS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO RUIN THIS COUNTRY FOR A LONG TIME, VERY SAD TO SEE ANOTHER NAME ON THIS COUNTRY, WELL IT MIGHT BE COMING. AMERICANS IT MIGHT BE TOO LATE.
It’s a shame how this election was handled. It should have been like it always has been. Ur vote should be in an counted the day we all voted