Just in: Vice President Pence says in new statement that he cannot unilaterally subvert the election and grant Trump a second term: “No Vice President in American history has ever asserted such authority.”
I think we can safely assume that while Trump’s second term is still in question, Mike Pence will not serve a second term as Vice-President.
The lesson, as always, is this: never trust a conservative. They are practitioners of the art of surrender.
The ball is now squarely in President Trump’s court. Is he a man or is he just another big-talking mouse? History, and the fate of the USA, await his decision.
UPDATE: Pence accomplished nothing but to show his true Deep State colors. The House isn’t voting on anything today.
Trump supporters STORM the Capitol in DC as Vice President Pence runs for safety after refusing to block Biden’s confirmation – amid violent clashes after President’s rally condemning his own party. An army of Donald Trump’s supporters stormed Congress Wednesday after he told them to march on the Capitol – with Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi and lawmakers rushed to safety as thousands threatened to break through police barricades. Members of congress ran from the floor as police ordered them to evacuate to their offices for their own safety after a mob smashed through police barricades. The storming brought the certification of Joe Biden’s victory to a halt – after Pence said he would defy Trump and refuse to overturn the election single-handed.
Do you hear the people sing?
UPDATE: The Defense Department has just denied a request by DC officials to deploy the National Guard to the US Capitol.
Sounds like an insurrection to me. The President clearly has no choice but to invoke the Insurrection Act.
CNN headline: INSURRECTION IN WASHINGTON FOLLOWING TRUMP ENCOURAGEMENT
The President clearly has no choice but to invoke the Insurrection Act.
UPDATE: President Trump’s silence so far suggests a major announcement is coming tonight. And I have to admit, this is already the greatest thing I have seen or heard since the Miracle on Ice in 1980.
UPDATE: Listening to Anderson Cooper’s voice shake as he tries to explain why it was right for blacks and gays to protest but wrong for the DC protestors to take over the Capital building is hysterical. You can hear the fear in the voices of the CNN commentators. They are TERRIFIED that Trump is crossing the Rubicon.
UPDATE: Just a thought. We’re told that Pence, Pelosi, and the Congress critters have been removed to a secure location. But we haven’t been told that they’ve been released….
UPDATE: At President @realDonaldTrump’s direction, the National Guard is on the way along with other federal protective services. – Kayleigh McEnany, Press Secretary