(ReliableNews.org) – Controversy continues to swirl around Vice President Mike Pence’s role as Senate president when Congress meets to count the Electoral College votes on January 6, 2021. The recent dismissal of a lawsuit filed in Texas by Rep. Louie Gohmert and Arizona’s Republican electors seeking to clarify Pence’s duties added fuel to that fire.
However, as the Epoch Times recently reported, the vice president’s response to that lawsuit did not oppose the basis of Gohmert’s legal claims. In fact, it served to preserve his options moving forward by not locking him into a court-ordered position.
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE WELCOMES EFFORTS BY LAWMAKERS TO OBJECT TO ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES: @VP says he welcomes the efforts in the upcoming congressional joint session on Jan. 6, when the votes are formally counted, according to a new statement!https://t.co/Ojdb8zrF8p
— Mercury Chronicle 🇺🇸 (@MercuryReports) January 3, 2021
A perfect case in point is a January 2 statement by Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short. Sent to media sources, it said the vice president supports lawmakers’ plans to challenge some of the Electoral College votes cast for Joe Biden.
Continuing, Short explained that Pence shared the concerns of American voters regarding election “fraud and irregularities” and was open to the presentation of evidence of election rigging when Congress meets on January 6.
Elections do have consequences; a fact Vice President Pence appears to understand and support.
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