“If Vice President Pence stands up for us, we will win the presidential election.” In the early morning of the 6th local time, US President Trump tweeted again to pressure Vice President Pence to overturn the election results in Congress.
The Governor of Chang’an Street (WeChat ID: Capital News) noted that this will be Trump’s “last attempt” before leaving the White House. On the 6th, Pence will preside over a joint session of Congress to finalize the vote count of the electoral college, ending the U.S. election.
On the 5th, local time, The New York Times reported that Pence made it clear to Trump that he had no right to prevent Congress from certifying Biden’s victory. Subsequently, Trump issued a statement, angrily denouncing the relevant reports as “fake news” and stressing Pence’s right to take action in Congress.
The New York Times pointed out that Pence made this statement during lunch with Trump. Pence told Trump that he did not have the power to undermine the election certification process, which was also told by the White House Legal Counsel’s office.
If the report is true, it is undoubtedly the “last straw” that overwhelmed Trump.
However, a few hours later, Trump issued a statement denouncing the report as “fake news”, saying that Pence had never said these words, and that Pence and he agreed to have the right to act in Congress.
The statement also noted that under the U.S. Constitution, Pence could either return electoral votes to states for recertification or reject illegal electoral votes, and the House of Representatives can elect a new president in the form of “one state, one vote”.
Regarding whether Pence has the right to overturn the election results, American media and legal experts believe that Pence’s certification process is only “ceremonial”. If Pence overturns the result, it will be unprecedented, contrary to the U.S. Constitution, and is destined to be rejected by both houses of Congress.
And experts have said bluntly that Pence’s certification process is like an “Oscar host” and only needs to “open the envelope and see what’s in it”.
The Governor of Chang’an Street (WeChat ID: Capitalnews) noted that in the past few days, Trump has repeatedly publicly shouted at Pence, hoping that he would “stand up” and overthrow the election results with “broad fraud”.
“I hope our great Vice President can come forward and help us. He is a great man.” “Of course, if he didn’t help, I wouldn’t like him that much,” Trump said during a rally in Georgia on the 4th.
On the 5th, Trump tweeted again, “The vice president has the right to refuse voters who win by fraudulent means.”
In preparation for this “last attempt”, Trump also announced on Twitter that he would speak at the “Save America” rally on the oval lawn at 11 a.m. Eastern time on the 6th, urging people to “arrive early” and there will be “a large number of people”.
At present, many Trump supporters have gathered near the White House and plan to hold a large-scale protest in Washington all day on the 6th. Previously, it was reported that the relevant departments of the U.S. government had received three applications for rallies from Trump supporters, and the total number of rallies was expected to reach about 15,000.
It is reported that Washington is on standby. In addition to deploying a large number of police, more than 300 National Guard members will be dispatched to prevent violence. The police warned the rally personnel not to carry guns, and those who carry guns or incite violence will be arrested.