Last Updated on January 2, 2021
Vice President Mike Pence said that he “welcomes the efforts” of Republican lawmakers to bring forth evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 US election to the Congress on January 6.
“Vice President Pence shares the concerns of millions of Americans about voter fraud and irregularities in the last election,” said Marc Short, Pence’s chief of staff in a statement. “The Vice President welcomes the efforts of members of the House and Senate to use the authority they have under the law to raise objections and bring forward evidence before the Congress and the American people on January 6th.”
The recent statement from the team of Vice President Pence has been met with skepticism, coming only days after Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) asked a Trump-appointed judge to throw out Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) lawsuit that defines the constitutional obligations of the Vice President, as National File reported.
On Wednesday, Vice President Pence will preside over the Congress as the controversy surrounding the certification of the electoral college results ensues.
Along with 140 Republican members of the House of Representatives, at least 12 Senators, led by Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, will object to the certification of fraudulent electoral college votes on January 6, as National File reported.
This could lead to a contingent election in the House of Representatives, in which individual states would cast one vote for the next president. President Trump would likely be victorious in such a contest.
As President Donald Trump has reportedly been frustrated with how Vice President Pence is “not fighting hard enough” on the issue of election integrity, it should be interesting to see how he reacts to Republican efforts to showcase the evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Pence has recently cancelled his planned trip to Israel following reports that Republicans would object to the certification of fraudulent electoral college results on January 6, as National File reported.