Mike Pence Punts?
As we reported, yesterday, Mike Pence had a chance to reject all the unlawful Electoral College Certificates:
“Sources in the Trump administration confirmed to National File that President Donald Trump’s most vocal advocates within the White House have determined that both U.S. Code and the Constitution contain language that requires Vice President Mike Pence to reject unlawful Electoral College certificates, but Pence must act by no later than Wednesday, December 23.
The drafters of this White House memo believe that the federal check to the states’ elections resides with Vice President Mike Pence in his role as President of the Senate. Additionally, Pence has the sole power to determine whether to reject impermissible states of electors. However, Pence is legally required to do this on the fourth Wednesday in December, which this year falls on December 23.”
The President himself even retweeted a post about this #PenceCard, leading many to believe that it was a real option that had been discussed and might happen.
However, The National File went on to report that, in his speech in Georgia on December 23rd, Mike Pence devoted very little time to defend Donald Trump or to attack the massive election fraud allegations stemming from the election of 2020
Now, it appears as though the December 23rd deadline might have passed with not a word.
It is difficult to know how to interpret this. Did Mike Pence punt and skip out on his heavy responsibility for some reason? Was this simple hype and not a real solution?
We will keep you posted as we learn more.