Mike Pence ‘Welcomes’ GOP Efforts To Disrupt Voters’ Choice For President

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Out of HuffPost, Mary Papenfuss, reports on Congressmen questioning the Election results from November 3rd.  Here again, we find evidence of yet another reporter that uses the phrasing of “baseless claims,” and “without merit” on a topic of major concern to Americans.  Have these reporters, which seem to have a biased slant with the use of their diction, and the withholding of pertinent facts from the other side, neglect the reader by not monitoring the hours of testimony (witnessed on news outlets, etc.) from American citizens on “irregular” Election processes.  There is a standard of righteousness that might does not make right, that the end does not justify the means, and that expediency as a working principle is bound to fail.  The only hope of perfecting human relationship’s is in accordance with the law and rights of citizens.  We must honor our legislators rights to atleast review the facts.  Here’s the report:

Mike Pence’s chief of staff issued a statement Saturday saying that the vice president “welcomes” efforts by Republican House and Senate members to challenge voters’ choice for president.

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” has been presented. Nearly 60 court cases filed against November’s election results have failed.

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.

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.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has already acknowledged Biden’s win, has urged GOP senators not to object to Congress’ formal certification of the president-elect’s victory.

But 11 GOP senators and senators-elect, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), on Saturday demanded a 10-day “emergency” audit of election returns. Without such an action, they, along with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), plan to reject electoral votes from battleground states that voted for Biden when they come up for certification at a joint congressional session Jan. 6.

Pence will preside over the certification, which is normally a pro forma event. Under the Constitution and by election law, Pence is to open the certifications of votes and announce them. Senators and House members can object to votes, and can debate the issue.  But a majority of both chambers must agree before any votes can be jettisoned.

Pence was raked by critics for his last-minute support to dispute the election.

  • 01/03/2021
  • Mary Papenfuss