Tag Archives: Mike Pence

Pence Calls Kamala Harris For First Time, Offers Help

The New York Times reports: Vice President Mike Pence telephoned Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Thursday to congratulate her and offer his belated assistance — filling a leadership role all but abdicated by President Trump, who is planning to fly out of the capital shortly before Joseph R. Biden Jr. is sworn in next week. The Pence-Harris conversation, relayed by two …

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WaPo: Pence Escaped Rioters By About One Minute

The Washington Post reports: The violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 came perilously close to Vice President Pence, who was not evacuated from the Senate chamber for about 14 minutes after the Capitol Police reported an attempted breach of the complex — enough time for the marauders to rush inside the building and approach the vice …

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Pence Urges Law Enforcement To “Remain Vigilant”: “The American People Deserve A Safe Inauguration”

The Washington Examiner reports: Vice President Mike Pence told the FBI, Secret Service, National Guard, and others to “lean forward” in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, as 21,000 armed National Guard members assemble in Washington. “Remain vigilant,” Pence said after receiving a briefing Thursday afternoon at the Department of Homeland Security. “The American people deserve …

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NYT: Trump Warned Pence “You Can Either Go Down In History As A Patriot Or You Can Go Down As A Pussy”

The New York Times reports: Mr. Trump was enraged that Mr. Pence was refusing to try to overturn the election. In a series of meetings, the president had pressed relentlessly, alternately cajoling and browbeating him. Finally, just before Mr. Pence headed to the Capitol to oversee the electoral vote count last Wednesday, Mr. Trump called the vice president’s residence to …

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Pence Rejects Call To Invoke The 25th Amendment

ABC News reports: Vice President Pence on Tuesday rebuffed calls from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democrats to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. “I do not believe such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with the Constitution,” Pence wrote in a letter to Pelosi released Tuesday …

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Trump And Pence Speak For First Time Since Riots

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had a “good conversation” at the White House on Monday evening, a senior administration official said, marking the end of a silent period in their relationship after the riot at the Capitol last week. The conversation was their first since the Republican president lambasted Pence on Wednesday for not seeking …

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Trump And Pence Remain Out Of Sight Since Riots

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence remained out of sight Monday — after doing so for days amid the greatest crisis of their administration, as Democrats on Capitol Hill call for Pence to step in to strip Trump of his powers. In fact, the White House on Monday declined to say whether Trump and Pence …

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Secret Service “Aware” Of Lin Wood’s Death Threats

Mediaite reports: The United States Secret Service confirmed to Mediaite on Saturday night that they are aware of the threats made by pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood against Vice President Mike Pence on Parler. “We are aware of the comments and take all threats against our protectees seriously,” a USSS spokesperson told Mediaite Saturday evening regarding Wood’s threats. “Get the firing …

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REPORT: Pence Hasn’t Ruled Out 25th Amendment

CNN reports: Vice President Mike Pence has not ruled out an effort to invoke the 25th Amendment and wants to preserve the option in case President Donald Trump becomes more unstable, a source close to the vice president says. The source said there is some concern inside Pence’s team that there are risks to invoking the 25th Amendment or even …

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Capitol Rioters Plotted To Find And Hang Mike Pence

Mediaite reports: Supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed and invaded the Capitol on Wednesday reportedly intended to find and execute Vice President Mike Pence. Reuters News Pictures Editor Jim Bourg revealed in a Twitter post that he heard “at least 3 different rioters at the Capitol say they hoped to find Vice President Mike Pence and execute him by …

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Pence Planning To Attend Joe Biden’s Inauguration

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence is expected to attend Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration later this month after overseeing Wednesday’s chaotic certification of the president-elect’s Electoral College win. Three sources close to Pence said he would likely make an appearance at the Jan. 20 event in a show of support for the peaceful transition of power. The decision to attend, …

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REVENGE: Trump Bans Pence’s Chief Of Staff From WH

Mediaite reports: Marc Short, the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, said that President Donald Trump banned him from the White House grounds on Wednesday. Short said the ban was retaliation for advising the vice president, who announced on Wednesday that he was not empowered by the Constitution to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Pence announced …

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Pence Defies Trump: “The Constitution Constrains Me From Claiming Unilateral Authority On Electoral Votes”

The Associated Press reports: Vice President Mike Pence is defying President Donald Trump, saying he does not have the unilateral ability to discard electoral votes that will make Joe Biden president on Jan. 20. Pence, in a statement issued minutes before he was to begin presiding over a joint session of Congress to count electoral votes, said, “It is my …

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LIVE VIDEO: Congress Meets To Certify Electoral Votes

CBS News reports: The House and Senate will convene Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a joint session of Congress to tally electoral votes from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election over expected challenges from Republicans that could lengthen the proceedings. Required under the Constitution, the meeting is typically a …

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Trump: Report Pence Will Follow Law Is “Fake News”

CBC News reports: The New York Times and other news outlets reported Tuesday that Pence told Mr. Trump he doesn’t believe he possesses the power to block Congress’ certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s win. On Tuesday night, Mr. Trump called that report “fake news.” Mr. Trump, in a statement issued by the Trump campaign, claimed he and Pence are on …

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Advisors: Pence Won’t Interfere With Electoral Result

Reuters reports: Despite growing pressure from President Trump to help overturn his election loss, Vice President Mike Pence plans to stick to his ceremonial duties when presiding in Congress on Wednesday, advisers said. Pence plans to make clear in his statements that he backs the president but will stick to the constraints of his role, a former White House official …

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Trump Lies That Pence Can “Reject Fraudulent Electors”

CNN reports: “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 …

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MAGA Activists Plot Against “Disloyal” Republicans

Politico reports: MAGA figureheads and pro-Trump activists are vowing to excommunicate Republicans who vigorously oppose the doomed effort to keep Trump in power. In the coming days, that MAGA revenge complex could target everyone from low-level members of Congress to Vice President Mike Pence. “Republicans,” Trump warned on Twitter, “NEVER FORGET!” speaking to lawmakers who have said they will not …

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Pence “Welcomes” Attempt To Overturn Election Result

The Insider reports: Vice President Mike Pence is supporting the efforts of Republican lawmakers to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s win by opposing the certification of Electoral College votes. “Vice President Pence shares the concerns of millions of Americans about voter fraud and irregularities in the last election,” Marc Short, Pence’s chief of staff, said in a statement. “The vice president …

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Kraken Lawyer Lin Wood Calls For Executing Pence

The Daily Mail reports: A conspiracy theory touting lawyer who has championed Donald Trump’s election fraud claims is stirring controversy by suggesting Vice President Mike Pence should “face execution by firing squad” for treason. “If Pence is arrested, @SecPompeo will save the election. Pence will be in jail awaiting trial for treason. He will face execution by firing squad. He …

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