As Americans reel from what the majority of Republicans consider to be the successful theft of the 2020 US election, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said that former Vice President Mike Pence is in fear of his life “because of Donald J. Trump,” casting blame on President Trump for the violence that occurred at the US Capitol building on January 6.
Scarborough said “there are people now who have Mike Pence on their hit list, because of Donald Trump,” while failing to acknowledge Americans’ frustration over Pence’s many constitutional violations while serving as Vice President.
“We’re now talking about a movement and a president that inspired people to come to Capitol Hill to try to kill — their words, not mine — the vice president of the United States and the Speaker of the House,” said Scarborough.
According to US Code and the Constitution, the former Vice President had a constitutional obligation to reject unlawful electoral college certificates prior to December 23, which was highlighted in a viral White House memo published by National File that was retweeted by President Trump.
“All of these factors above inform and contribute to the Vice President’s analysis in deciding that he, as the representative of the Federal Seat of Government did not “receive” a constitutionally permissible slate of electors. For that reason, he is not only duty-bound to request that the States send certificates and lists as required by Title 3, U.S.C., sections 9 and 11 from Electors that were appointed in the manner that the State Legislatures directed as soon as possible, he is also the sole plenary power that has the authority to make this determination.“
As Pence’s December 23 deadline was just minutes away, National File’s editor-in-chief Tom Pappert managed to call Pence’s Chief of Staff Marc Short for a comment on whether or not the former Vice President would uphold his constitutional duty. Short hung up the phone after 17 seconds and the deadline passed.
Constitutional experts say Pence violated the law again on January 6, when he allowed the certification of fraudulent electoral college votes to occur, in what was later described as an “insurrection going on inside of the entire government,” as National File reported. “Everyone consummated the violations to the Constitution across the board,” said constitutional lawyer Ivan Raiklin.
It would seem puzzling to fault President Trump and his peaceful and lawful speech on January 6 for his supporters’ frustrations, when he was just pointing out how Pence had an oath to uphold. As National File reported, there is no clear language that the President used on January 6 that was unlawful. To the contrary of mainstream opinion, President Trump’s messages of peace were retroactively censored by Big Tech as the Capitol was being breached.
“In Brandenburg, the Supreme Court ruled that speech may be prohibited if it is “directed at inciting or producing imminent lawless action” and is “likely to incite or produce such action.” The Supreme Court essentially utilized a combination of the “Clear and Present Danger Test” and the “Incitement Test” in their Brandenburg decision.
Critics of President Trump such as Democrats, RINOs, those in the mainstream media, Big Tech, and the Deep State point to his January 6 ‘Stop The Steal’ speech as an example of the President using unprotected speech, inciting insurrection, and encouraging violence. However, if you read the full transcript, it is evident that such claims are over-exaggerated and outright untrue.”
In actuality, MAGA supporters are upset over Pence’s multitude of blatant betrayals, not the rhetoric of the former President. As President Trump allegedly said to Pence on a phone call, “You can either go down in history as a patriot, or you can go down in history as a pussy.”
Pence is said to be “homeless and couch surfing” and is reportedly expected to start a new 501(c)(4) organization that will allow him to take large donations from anonymous donors as he ponders whether to run for President in 2024.