In a recent statement from former President Trump, he slammed Mike Pence once again for not trying to overturn the 2020 election results in their favor.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The admission came Sunday in a statement released by his Save America PAC, commenting on a bipartisan effort in the Senate to update the 1887 law that outlines the vice president’s role in overseeing Congress certifying the election results. Trump singled out Sen. Susan Collins, a centrist Republican from Maine, who, according to Politico, is spearheading the group and on Sunday morning said she wouldn’t rule out supporting Trump in 2024 if he runs for the White House again but also claimed it was “not likely” in the expectation that there would be other “qualified” candidates.
“If the Vice President (Mike Pence) had ‘absolutely no right’ to change the Presidential Election results in the Senate, despite fraud and many other irregularities, how come the Democrats and RINO Republicans, like Wacky Susan Collins, are desperately trying to pass legislation that will not allow the Vice President to change the results of the election? Actually, what they are saying, is that Mike Pence did have the right to change the outcome, and they now want to take that right away,” Trump argued.
“Unfortunately, he didn’t exercise that power, he could have overturned the Election!” he added with emphasis.
Former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro has opened up about working with Steve Bannon to implement what he dubs the “Green Bay Sweep.” The plan was to enlist members of Congress and put pressure on Pence to stall the Jan. 6 certification and send electoral votes back to several battleground states where GOP-led legislatures could try to overturn the results over concerns about fraud and irregularities. Navarro claims the rioters who swarmed the Capitol, disrupting the counting of electoral votes, messed up the plan.
Election officials and the courts have rejected claims of fraud widespread enough to change the results of the election.
On Twitter, George Conway, a fierce Trump critic, slammed the former President’s statement.
The answer is: The Twelfth Amendment and the Electoral Count Act of 1887 already make it entirely clear that the Vice President merely opens the envelopes. But sometimes we want to make laws even clearer so that even semiliterate psychopaths have a chance at understanding them. https://t.co/MZojqccN5G
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) January 31, 2022