(Tea Party PAC) – The 2020 election has turned into an absolute joke. Almost nobody in Washington DC, save a few respectable Republican lawmakers who will be remembered for their courage, seems to care about election integrity.
The will of the people is just not something that concerns those in Congress and it clearly is of zero concern to Vice President Mike Pence.
Pence could have been the hero Americans needed him to be but instead he decided to show his true colors and his loyalty to the establishment by doing absolutely nothing to stop the fraud that he even acknowledged prior to the joint session Wednesday.
Mike Pence’s attempt at moral posturing has turned into an epic fail and the beginning of the end of America as we know it.
Pence claimed the Constitution “constrained” him from having “unilateral authority” over the election results but the reality is that nobody, not even President Trump, was asking him to do that.
President Trump and his constitutional lawyer John Eastman, along with the whole of the MAGA movement, were asking Pence to use the power given to him by the Constitution to send contested electors back to the states from which they came.
This would have given the state legislatures the chance to either confirm the electors were properly and legally certified or declare that the electors were fraudulent and should be thrown out.
Mike Pence, apparently, didn’t want the state legislatures to have this opportunity, despite three states, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona, sending letters to Washington DC pleading for more time.
While the left has twisted Trump’s words, and so it appears Mike Pence has too, Trump’s lawyer Eastman insists nobody was asking Pence to single-handedly decide the election.
“I think he’s exaggerating what the request was,” Eastman, a constitutional lawyer scholar at the Claremont Institute, said during an interview with Steve Bannon on “War Room.”
“That’s not what he was being asked; that’s not what we asked him this morning, and that’s not what the president asked him this morning,” said Eastman who is also a former Supreme Court clerk.
What is most disturbing, and Eastman pointed this out as well, is that Pence issued a three-page letter just prior to the start of the joint session in which he acknowledged the numerous instances of state executives and courts changing and disregarding election laws in contested states.
How can you acknowledge that the Constitution has been violated but then use the Constitution as a cover to neglect defending and upholding it?
Pence acknowledged the states’ breaking of their own election laws and went through with the certification of illegally-given electors while putting on the front of defending democracy and the Constitution.
Pence said in his letter that his “oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority” over determining which electoral slates are to be counted, but that isn’t what anyone was asking him to do.
Eastman clarified that all President Trump was asking Pence to do was “send it back to the state legislatures” and allow them to make the call on whether or not their slates of electors were legitimate or fraudulent.
Mike Pence failed to protect the Constitution in the end and he certainly failed to protect our Republic.
74 million voters have been completely disenfranchised and RINOs like Mike Pence sat back and let it happen.
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