Trump pressures Mike Pence to overturn 2020 election results, though told he can't

Former United States President Donald Trump has put pressure on his deputy, Mike Pence, to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election, despite being repeatedly told that the vice president has no authority to do so. Pence’s advisers told Congress in a special committee investigating the bloody January 6, 2021, Trump-instigated attack on Congress, Reuters reported.

Donald Trump continued his campaign of pressure even though he knew that the angry and violent mob was threatening the Capitol while Pence and members of Congress were fulfilling their constitutional duty to validate the election result, won by Joe Biden with a comfortable score both in the Electoral College and in the popular vote.

The House of Representatives Committee, which is led by nine members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, is coming to an end. .

“Mike Pence said no.” He withstood the pressure. He knew it was illegal. He knew it was wrong. This courage put him in great danger, “said Bennie Thompson, chairman of the committee, a Democratic representative.

Trump has consistently denied that his actions were illegal and continues to support the ridiculous lies that the election was rigged.

Marc Short, Mike Pence’s former chief of staff, testified that Pence has repeatedly told Trump that he has no constitutional or legal authority to stop Congress voting certification, as Trump has repeatedly argued. rows.

Gregory Jacob, Pence’s attorney, said the main exponent of this theory, Attorney John Eastman, admitted to Trump two days before the attack that his plan for Pence to disrupt the legal voting process would violate the law.

The Committee again put forward video evidence in which trumpeters demanded that Pence be removed from the building and hanged.

“The president knew of the violent mob at the Capitol when he wrote on Twitter at 2:24 pm that” the vice president did not have the courage to do what needed to be done, “said Democrat Pete Aguilar.

Earlier, the House of Representatives indicted Donald Trump for his role in the January 6 bloody attack, but the Republican-controlled Senate of Mitch McConnell acquitted him, saying he was no longer in office.

Editor: Adrian Dumitru

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