Pence Again Accuses Trump of Seeking to Violate the Constitution
It is worth repeating
Last night, former Vice President Mike Pence said the following:
“The American people deserve to know that the president asked me in his request that I reject or return votes. He asked me to put him over the Constitution and I chose the Constitution.”Source: Politico
Video here (about halfway):
I know this is not the first time he has said it, and I also know Pence’s general culpability as a key member of the Trump administration.
But when the former Vice President is willing to repeatedly say to national audiences that the former President of the United States asked him to subvert the US Constitution, this is a momentous thing that deserves a spotlight. This is especially true when the subversion in question was aimed at undercutting the constitutional process to elect the president. This is core to our democracy. It isn’t some technical confusion or debatable request.
This isn’t the New York Times, Liz Cheney, or Adam Schiff making the accusation. It is Trump’s Vice President. It is a historically massive accusation that I think anyone who is thinking about voting for Trump should take very, very seriously (including the handful of OTB readers who fall into this camp).