Marc Short Mike Pence’s chief of staff issued a statement late Saturday night that the vice president “welcomes” efforts by Republican House and Senate members to challenge voters choice’ for president on November 6, according to HuffPost, You won’t find this statement on the Chief of Staff Marc Short or Vice President Mike Pence’s Twitter feed. This is the first volley by Trump Cultists up and down the ticket to overthrow our democracy.
Mary Papenfuss HuffPost
Sat, January 2, 2021, 11:10 PM CST
Pence urged Republicans to “use the authority they have under the law to raise objections and bring forward evidence” supporting baseless claims of “voter fraud and irregularities,” Axios reporter Jonathan Swan shared in a pair of tweets.
No evidence of voter fraud or “irregularities” have been presented. Nearly 60 court cases filed against November’s election results have failed.
“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.” 2/2
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) January 2, 2021
The statement comes just days after the Department of Justice, on Pence’s behalf, demanded dismissal of a lawsuit calling on the vice president to arbitrarily call the election for Donald Trump over President-elect Joe Biden.
Peter Navarro says Pence has the authority to give them a ten day window and also says the inauguration date can be rescheduled pic.twitter.com/ZU22bp622d
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) January 3, 2021
The suit, brought by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and 11 Trump electors from Arizona, claimed Pence had the power to name whichever president he chose simply by selectively counting the electoral votes he wanted, and replacing the rest.
The suit was tossed out Friday by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Kernodle, who ruled that Gohmert doesn’t even have standing to sue.
Congressional Republicans appear to be fracturing beneath an onslaught by Trump, who is determined to upend the democratic election to claim victory.
Continue reading as first reported by Mary Papenfuss on Yahoo News