Friday, February 04, 2022

I Heard This Week

There are those in our party who believe that, as presiding officer over the joint session of Congress, that I possess unilateral authority to reject Electoral College votes.  And I heard this week that President Trump said I had the right to overturn the election.  But President Trump is wrong.  I had no right to overturn the election.  The presidency belongs to the American people, and the American people alone.  And frankly there is no idea more unamerican than the notion that any one person could choose the American president.  Under the Constitution I had no right to change the outcome of our election.

-- Michael Richard Pence (7 June 1959 -), American politician, broadcaster, and lawyer who served as the 48th vice president of the United States from 2017 to 2021, address to the Federalist Society (4 February 2022)

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