“The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors,” Trump declared falsely on Tuesday, lending credence to an erroneous theory that Pence can overturn the results of the election during Wednesday’s tally of Electoral College votes and again pressuring his top lieutenant to act outside constitutional bounds.
His message came the morning after Trump riled up a crowd of supporters in Georgia using Pence’s upcoming engagement on the Senate floor.
“I hope Mike Pence comes through for us, I have to tell you,” Trump said Monday night during a political rally in Georgia, where his public arm-twisting was met with cheers. “Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him as much.”
The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2021
PENCE IS GOING TO SAVE AMERICA FROM FRAUD
— Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸 (@DC_Draino) January 5, 2021
If he does that, he will go down in history as a legend. If he doesn’t, we will know he was never one of the good guys.
— Dean Browning (@DeanBrowningPA) January 5, 2021
This you? pic.twitter.com/3SYcpV57Rr
— Trent says All Black Lives Matter (@Trentcone) January 5, 2021