“For my part, I want people to know that I had no right to overturn the election and that what the president maintained that day, and frankly has said over and over again over the last two and a half years, is completely false. And it’s contrary to what our Constitution and the laws of this country provide. You know, I’m a student of American history. And the first time I heard in early December somebody suggest that as vice president I might be able to decide which votes to reject and which to accept, I knew that it was false. I dismissed it out of hand. Sadly, the president was surrounded by a group of crackpot lawyers that kept telling him what his itching ears wanted to hear.” – Mike Pence, speaking before an event at the Indiana state fair.
Mike Pence: “Sadly, the president was surrounded by a group of crackpot lawyers that kept telling him what his itching ears wanted to hear.” pic.twitter.com/1VB1Dvc8Xh
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) August 2, 2023