Mike Pence loyally served as Donald Trump’s Vice President for four years.
But their relationship may be about to crack up.
And that’s because Mike Pence just handed Donald Trump the biggest disappointment of his life.
As President of the Senate, Mike Pence oversaw a joint session of Congress where they counted the votes from the Electoral College.
Some Trump supporters argued that Vice President Mike Pence has the power under the 12th Amendment to reject fraudulent slates of electors to the Electoral College.
But at a lunch this week, Vice President Pence reportedly told the President that his role in the joint session is merely ceremonial and that he has no authority to reject slates of electors.
The New York Times reported:
Vice President Mike Pence told President Trump on Tuesday that he did not believe he had the power to block congressional certification of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory in the presidential election despite Mr. Trump’s baseless insistence that he did, people briefed on the conversation said.
Mr. Pence’s message, delivered during his weekly lunch with the president, came hours after Mr. Trump further turned up the public pressure on the vice president to do his bidding when Congress convenes Wednesday in a joint session to ratify Mr. Biden’s Electoral College win.
The President refused to take that for an answer and later tweeted out that Vice President Pence needed to come through and reject what the President believes were “fraudulent” electors.
“If Vice President @MikePence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency. Many States want to decertify the mistake they made in certifying incorrect & even fraudulent numbers in a process NOT approved by their State Legislatures (which it must be). Mike can send it back!” President Trump posted on social media.
Mike Pence is planning on running for President in 2024.
Donald Trump reportedly told Pence that not standing up and rejecting fraudulent electors will damage him politically.
Americans will find out in four years if Donald Trump chooses not to run for re-election.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.