Donald Trump is really setting Mike Pence up as the fall guy for his failure to secure a second term as president.
Trump falsely announced on Tuesday that his number two “has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors.”
Last night in Georgia at a campaign rally for the two Republican senatorial candidates, he told the crowd of supporters “I hope Mike Pence comes through for us, I have to tell you. Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him as much.”
Think how Trump’s supporters will feel about Pence (who probably was considering a 2024 run for the White House) if he doesn’t “come through” for Trump and somehow flip the election results.
The Vice President has no such power to pick and choose which slate of electors from a state to count on January 6 at the joint session of Congress.
The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2021
"And I hope Mike Pence comes through for us, I have to tell you. I hope that our great Vice President comes through for us, he's a great guy. Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him quite as much…"
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 5, 2021