January 6 was the end of the Donald Trump and Mike Pence partnership.
But Americans did not know the whole story.
Mike Pence said something about January 6 that will leave Donald Trump speechless.
On January 6 Vice President Mike Pence counted the Electoral College votes certifying Joe Biden’s win.
Donald Trump insisted that Vice President Pence had the power to reject Electoral College votes certified by states, but that Trump argued were illegitimate because of voter fraud.
Pence cited the Constitution and said his role in the joint session of Congress was merely ceremonial and Pence could do nothing other than count the Electoral College votes the states sent in.
A riot broke out on January 6 and Democrats and the corporate media cast the violence as the result of Donald Trump spreading the so-called “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen.
Trump and many of his supporters wrote off Mike Pence as disloyal for officiating Congress certifying Joe Biden’s election.
Mike Pence would like to run for president in 2024.
There are reports that Pence plans to run for president even if Donald Trump announces his intention to run for re-election two years from now.
January 6 is the biggest stumbling block for Pence in terms of winning over the Trump base.
Even though Pence served as Trump’s loyal vice president for four years, Trump and many of his supporters believe Pence failed to act on January 6.
The Constitution did not allow for Pence to reject Electoral College votes, but a significant chunk of Trump supporters believe Pence did not fight hard enough for Trump.
In interviews Trump’s gone so far as to leave Pence’s name off the list of Republicans that Trump believes are the future of the party.
Pence took on the January 6 controversy in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Jesse Watters.
The former vice president told Watters that January 6 was a “tragic day.”
“And you know I’ve said many times, it was difficult, January 6 was difficult. It was a tragic day in the life of the nation,” Pence stated.
Pence added that he and Donald Trump talked over their differences about what Pence was and was not able to do that day and the two parted on good terms.
“I know I did my duty under the Constitution of the United States, but the president and I sat down in the days that followed that, we spoke about it, talked through it, we parted amicably,” Pence continued.
Pence may be trying to spin his meeting with Trump in the best way possible to preserve whatever 2024 viability he has left.
But Donald Trump clearly soured on Pence because of January 6.
Even if Trump does not run for president in 2024 it can be expected that Trump will oppose Pence’s campaign.
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