#CapitolHill: Trump And Pence At War As VP Rejects Role To Stop Biden’s Win Certification—In his lengthy written statement, Vice-President Mike Pence says that his “largely ceremonial” role in Wednesday’s special Congressional session does not allow him to reverse the 2020 election results and Joe Biden’s win.
The statement comes as President Donald Trump continues to exert public pressure on his vice-president, telling supporters at his rally in Washington DC that he would be “very disappointed” in Pence if he did not heed the call to reject the election results.
Pence has faced intense pressure from Trump and a growing number of Republican lawmakers to push back on Biden’s win.
But in his statement, Pence wrote that it was his “considered judgment” that the US Constitution prevents him from doing so.
“The Presidency belongs to the American people, and to them alone,” Pence wrote.