For the first time, President Trump pointed the finger at Vice President Pence and accused him of not having the courage to reject the electoral votes and decertify the fraudulent results of the presidential election.
As the joint session where the election certification should be given began, President Trump from his Twitter account criticized Pence, saying that he “did not have the courage” to decertify and return the presidential election results to the states for review.
“Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our Constitution,” President Trump said on his Twitter account.
He went on to point out that Pence “should have given the States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones, which they were asked to certify previously. USA demands the truth!”
Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
During the last few days, President Trump had made public his pressure on the vice president, reminding him that from his position, he has the ability and the legal authority to decertify the results of the fraudulent presidential elections of 2020.
However, on Wednesday, Pence had the historic opportunity during the joint session of Congress to cancel the Electoral College votes to allow for a more in-depth analysis of the fraud allegations. He said shortly before the session began that he does not believe he has “unilaterally” the ability to accept or reject election votes despite the president’s pressure.
More than a hundred congressmen on Tuesday wrote to Pence asking for the 10 days to thoroughly investigate the accumulated evidence of fraud, which would require him to postpone the counting of electoral votes.
Only at the end of that period, which would begin on Jan. 6, could it be reasonably determined for Americans whether or not the results submitted by each of the 50 states are certified, according to Just The News.
“We intend to fulfill our oaths of office by properly investigating and determining whether the election should be certified, or decertified, by our respective state legislatures,” stated one of the letters signed by 88 legislators.
To which Pence responded, “I share the concerns of millions of Americans about the integrity of this election. The American people choose the American President, and have every right under the law to demand free and fair elections and a full investigation of electoral misconduct.”
Simultaneously, as the joint session began, President Trump addressed thousands of supporters during a pro-Trump rally in Washington.
During his remarks, the president said he would “never give up” and “never give in,” and renewed pressure on Pence to “do the right thing” and decertify the election results. And finally, he said, “If Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election.”
Despite “sharing the concerns,” Pence did not do what a good patriot should have done, and now the consequences are chaotic. At this very moment, the Capitol has been taken over by protesters, and the session has been suspended.