Trump vs. Pence War Escalates Like Never Before

The war between former President Trump and one-time Vice President Pence has erupted in full force before the nation. Both made opposing statements about the certification of the 2020 presidential election.

President Trump is Incorrect

Speaking in Lake Buena Vista, Florida before the Federalist Society, Pence defied Trump’s assertions that he could have and should have overturned the 2020 presidential election.

Pence reiterated that as vice president, he had “no right” to overturn the election, regardless of Trump’s insistence that it was rigged. However, this time, Pence came down particularly hard on his ex-boss in the White House over this vice-presidential power dispute.

The former vice president acknowledged “there are those” in the Republican Party who think he had the “unilateral authority” to “reject” the votes of the Electoral College.

He then mentioned Trump’s statement on Sunday in which he claimed categorically that Pence did have that authority.

Pence, however, declaredly bluntly “President Trump is wrong,” as cited by The Daily Mail. The ex-VP then added the US presidential elections belong “to the American people alone” and nobody else, regardless of Trump’s claims.

In his Friday speech, Pence went even further by calling the very idea of the vice president overturning elections “un-American.”

Pence then added that Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s vice president, also will not have the right to overturn the results from the 2024 election “when we beat them.”

Pence concluded “we did our duty” on January 6, 2021, in spite of the disappointment that he also felt, since he was on Trump’s ticket.

The Power to Guarantee an ‘Honest Vote’

In a swift statement issued on Friday night, Trump reacted angrily to Pence’s comments. Trump declared himself to be “right” about the claim the vice president can overturn US elections.

In his statement, POTUS 45 lambasted both Pence and GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who Trump again referred to as “the Old Crow”.

According to Trump, Pence’s comments mean his role boiled down to “an automatic conveyor belt,” allowing McConnell to bring Biden into the White House as quickly as possible.

According to POTUS 45, that meant the loss of a wonderful possibility, though “not forever,” even though the United States “is going to hell”.

Trump also returned to his point from Sunday’s statement. He emphasized Democrats seeking to amend the Electoral Count Act means precisely that at present, the vice president does have the power to completely overturn elections.

Trump concluded his rebuttal by making clear his understanding that the power in question means the right to guarantee “an honest vote”.

The seeming war of words between Trump and Pence appears to bode with great certainty that there is no possibility of them joining forces to run for the White House again in 2024.