Pence says Trump was wrong when he claimed the vice president could have overturned the 2020 election
The former vice president pushed back on the false claim that he had the power to change the outcome of the election.
(Washington Post)Former vice president Mike Pence said former president Donald Trump was “wrong” in claiming that Pence could have overturned the results of the 2020 election when he presided over the congressional affirmation of Joe Biden’s electoral college win.
“This week, our former president said I had the right to ‘overturn the election.' President Trump is wrong,” Pence said Friday. “I had no right to overturn the election.”
“Whatever the future holds, I know we did our duty that day,” Pence said Friday. “John Quincy Adams reminds us: duty is ours, results are God’s. The truth is there’s more at stake than our party or political fortunes. Men and women, if we lose faith in the Constitution, we won’t just lose elections. We’ll lose our country.”
Pence said the presidency belongs to the American people, and the American people alone, and appeared to suggest that calls for him to overturn the results of the election were “un-American.“ "Frankly there is almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose the American President,” Pence said.