Pence faces pressure from Trump to thwart Electoral College vote

Pence faces pressure from Trump to thwart Electoral College vote 1


Vice President Mike Pence's four years of faithful service to his boss, President Donald Trump, will culminate this week in a ceremonial act he's under increasing pressure to thwart.
"The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors," Trump declared falsely on Tuesday, lending credence to an erroneous theory that Pence can overturn the results of the election during Wednesday's tally of Electoral College votes and again pressuring his top lieutenant to act outside constitutional bounds.
His message came the morning after Trump riled up a crowd of supporters in Georgia using Pence's upcoming engagement on the Senate floor.
"I hope Mike Pence comes through for us, I have to tell you," Trump said Monday night during a political rally in Georgia, where his public arm-twisting was met with cheers. "Of course, if he doesn't come through, I won't like him as much."
It was a direct message to a vice president whose defining political characteristic remains his unyielding fealty to Trump. How Pence proceeds on Wednesday when he presides over the certification of the Electoral College tally could determine his future relationship with the man he has served loyally, even in moments of political peril.
Over the past several weeks, Trump has become intensely interested in Pence's ceremonial role during the certification of the Electoral College. He has raised the matter repeatedly with his vice president and has been "confused" as to why Pence can't overturn the results of the election on January 6, sources told CNN.
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81 Comments on "Pence faces pressure from Trump to thwart Electoral College vote"

  1. Ted Cruz? the Ted Cruz that called Donald a “sniffling coward” wow!

    • @Todd Daniel Guess what got taken out? Corrupt CIA operations in an ATT building. That is what Obummer allowed/passed. Spying on our own citizens. If it was done against you, how would you feel? It was not for your good or mine. Be very worried about Obummer. He is a very sick person, who cares about nobody.

    • @John yeah good luck with that, I would like to apologize to America on the behalf of Donald Trump for the embarrassment he has caused by failure to be a true Patriot and honor democracy

    • 😀😀😅

    • @hua zhang Lying CNN? Please, u are likely smart. Quit listening to liars.

    • Sharon Azevedo | January 5, 2021 at 10:35 PM | Reply

      Now they r best buddies they r all nuts

  2. soirilien st hilaire | January 5, 2021 at 2:36 PM | Reply

    That’s exactly what happened when you never have to stand up to your friend when they’re being wrong!

  3. Oh Lord, let there be more tapes please.

  4. MIke – Mike – look out – the bus is coming – the bus!

  5. Degenerates are kings of the earth.
    Jesus, help us.

  6. If a President goes to jail, does the secret service go with him…weird thought 🤔

    • Some of the FBI are going. John Brennan and Peter Stryock

    • @J Shine exactly..
      Politics is a bit different, but not by much now, trumps devoted base place him over god… The chosen one. And even now is fleecing his flock for money to pay for his fight to stay in power. (I thought he was a billionaire, why does he need their money?)
      If he was a billionaire, he’d be paying his own way. (unless he knows he’s going to lose and don’t want to waste his money)
      If god was real, why is the world in the shape it’s in, a world wide pandemic, racial violence, people protesting in several countries, more war zones than I care to count… Yes, where’s this god you speak of? Now would be a good time to drop in and say hi.

    • 😀

    • @dark wizard enlightenment Trump and biden know they is a god so am I and it’s sad if you don’t think you are and that my friend make you a follower of you don’t know what and I’m not trying to be ugly with you but it’s facts while you looking for god outside yourself that’s how and why they are able to lead think on that for minute and I hope you awake soon bro

    • Trump’s so fucked when he becomes a normal civilian again

  7. Ignore their crap but Remember who was doing this damage to our constitution. We the people should have the last word. Ted Cruz you are done!

  8. fr0zenintimeee | January 5, 2021 at 3:08 PM | Reply

    can’t wait for the season finale tomorrow!

  9. I wonder if they buying time so can escape to Russia. He’s untouchable there. He did say, maybe I’ll leave the country if President Elect Biden win.

  10. Bonsai Herman | January 5, 2021 at 4:22 PM | Reply

    Oh come on. We all know what the relationship outcome will be:
    “I hardly knew the guy. Some people say he was a good guy but I never met him…maybe once or twice….”

  11. CRK Productions | January 5, 2021 at 4:23 PM | Reply

    Pence deserves to be under pressure. He has put pressure on others for 4 years.

  12. Daniella Stuart | January 5, 2021 at 4:35 PM | Reply

    the fact that he has turn on Pence means it going to just do hes job

  13. Joe's Nose Knows | January 5, 2021 at 4:54 PM | Reply

    “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
    – Abraham Lincoln

  14. Little Mr Pinkness | January 5, 2021 at 5:25 PM | Reply

    This is a three ring circus. These actions are shameful. Likely scaring many Americans, and rightly so, with this dire threat to democracy.

    • Atitagain1962 | January 5, 2021 at 7:17 PM | Reply

      @Dem and Dember Tell that to Dawn Wells.

    • Little Mr Pinkness | January 5, 2021 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      @Patrick Baer That’s not his Constitutional duty. Read the Constitution.

    • Little Mr Pinkness | January 5, 2021 at 9:45 PM | Reply

      @Dem and Dember Our hospital system is collapsing under the onslaught of COVID.

    • @Little Mr Pinkness I live in the United States of America and in the United States of America it is the sole responsibility of the vice President of the United States to select the new president of the United States. Pence will select Trump unless he is corrupt and a loser.

    • Louise Australia | January 5, 2021 at 9:57 PM | Reply

      @Patrick Baer His role is to open the envelope and declare Joe Biden’s win. Even though Pence is as smooth and dumb as a river rock, he’ll be able to manage that.

  15. Time to start arresting these politicians who think it’s ok to attack the Constitution.

  16. Cephalus Shen | January 5, 2021 at 7:01 PM | Reply

    It is the duty of every citizen to abide by the Constitution of the United States–not “Trump” Constitution!

  17. Lerma Sundita | January 5, 2021 at 7:31 PM | Reply

    I see democrats ate winning in Georgia. Is there another nightmare from he’s going to say it’s a rigged again and more lawsuits?

  18. Hope Mikey has cleared tomorrow’s behavior with m o t h e r….😜

  19. Pence has the right to address it, but Nancy Pelosi becomes President when the Democratic and Republicans can’t get the matter resolved. This is Constitutional

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