Things got heated between Mike Pence and a Trump supporter during an Iowa campaign stop this week. The Trump voter confronted Pence over his dereliction of duty in not returning the disputed slates of electors back to the swing states.
She also notes that Joe Biden would not be in the White House right now, if Pence had not been a coward but had instead answered the call of history on January 6, 2021. Pence’s cowardice has forever altered the course of American history.
Naturally, Pence got huffy with the voter and started lying through his teeth again.
We’ll show you the video of the confrontation below, but we cannot stress this enough: Every word that comes out of Pants-on-Fire Pence’s mouth is either a flat-out lie or a half-truth based on deception.
Mike Pence continues to say that he had no authority to send dueling slates of electors back to the swing states, under the Constitution. That is a deceptive statement crafted by his lawyers and political consultants to hide the truth.
Mike Pence did not have the authority “under the Constitution” to do that. He had the authority to do it under the Electoral Count Act.
The 1876 presidential election between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden was contested. There was widespread suspected voter fraud in multiple states. All of those states sent dueling slates of Republican and Democrat electors to Congress for the certification of the election. Nobody knew what to do, because the Constitution doesn’t mention what to do in the case of widespread voter fraud. Congress was deadlocked for weeks trying to decide who was supposed to be the new president. It was a hot mess, but eventually Hayes was declared the winner by one electoral vote.
In response to that contested election, Congress pass the Electoral Count Act in 1887. This act specifically gave the vice president the authority to send contested elector slates back to the states, so that the individual states can sort everything out. That can be done by holding recounts, audits or even do-over elections, especially if the voters had no confidence in the outcome of a race.
Mike Pence did not have authority under the Constitution to send votes back to the states. He absolutely did have the authority to do it under the Electoral Count Act. Pence must think that no one has heard of Wikipedia, to think he can get away with playing these word games.
Back in the run-up to the counting of the votes on January 6, Pence claimed he did not have authority to send the votes back under the Electoral Count Act. If that was true, then why did the Democrat-controlled Congress suddenly amend the Electoral Count Act last year? They specifically amended it to strip away the vice president’s power to send dueling slates of electors back. That actually happened.
“He didn’t have the power, but then they amended the law to take that power away from him!”
Do you remember all of that research that indicates that a lot of politicians have sociopathic traits? I couldn’t help but think of that when watching the smarmy and self-righteous coward Mike Pence stand there and lie to this lady’s face. Her concerns were legitimate and truthful and heartfelt. Pence screwed America over in a monumental way, by failing to answer when history called. For shame!
I’m not exaggerating in the least. Every statement that Mike Pence makes in his lengthy and huffy response to a voter’s legitimate concerns is false. It’s not even close. What he says is 180 degrees opposite from the truth.
Watch the exchange here: