Last Updated on January 4, 2021
Speaking in Georgia, President Trump said he hopes Vice President Pence will “come through for us” on January 6th, warning that if he doesn’t, he “won’t like him quite as much.”
President Trump spoke at the rally in Georgia in Monday evening, in support of Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who are seeking re-election in their special elections, which will take place on Tuesday. Near the start of his rally, the President noted that he had, in fact, won the state for the second time, despite the efforts of the media and the Democrats to portray otherwise.
President Trump brought up the challenge to the Electoral College votes, and the Republicans “fighting for [the American people]” in Congress, along with the power that Vice President Mike Pence has to stop the certification, as noted extensively by National File.
“I hope Mike Pence comes through for us, I have to tell you. I hope our great Vice President comes through for us, he’s a great guy,” President Trump told the crowd. “Course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him quite as much!” he said to laughter.
“Mike is a great guy. He’s a wonderful man, and a smart man, and a man that I like, a lot,” President Trump continued. “But he’s going to have a lot to say about it. You know one thing with him, you’re going to get straight shots – he’s going to call it straight.”
National File reported last week that Pence, after weeks of silence and lawsuits, now says he “welcomes” the challenge to the Electoral College certification on January 6th.
“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.”