May 22, 2022

former US Vice President Mike Pence opposes Donald Trump

Mike Pence has dismissed claims by the former Republican president, who argued that as vice president he could have prevented elected officials from certifying Joe Biden’s victory on January 6, 2021.

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“I had no right to reverse the election.” Former US Vice-President Mike Pence rebelled on Friday February 4 against Donald Trump on the Capitol assault, taking the opposite view of the Republican Party which considered that these demonstrations were a “legitimate political expression”. During a speech in Florida, Mike Pence dismissed allegations by the former Republican president, who argued that as vice president he could have prevented the certification of Joe Biden’s victory by elected officials on January 6 2021.

“President Trump said I had the right to reverse the election, but President Trump is wrong”, he said. “And, honestly, there is no less American idea than the notion that only one person can choose the president”, he accused. He also called January 6, 2021, the day when thousands of Donald Trump supporters gathered in Washington and invaded the headquarters of Congress by the hundreds, in an attempt to put pressure on Mike Pence and elected officials, to “sombre”. Loyal among the faithful when Donald Trump was in power, Mike Pence, who did not rule out launching himself into the race for the White House – even if it meant confronting the billionaire there – had already contradicted his president, but never so directly.