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Tue Nov 28, 2023, 11:37 PM Nov 2023

Mike Pence: My Son Had to Remind Me Not to Let Trump Steal the Election [View all]

Mike Pence: My Son Had to Remind Me Not to Let Trump Steal the Election

By Eric Lutz, November 28, 2023

The former veep reportedly told Jack Smith that in January 2020, he was worried certifying Joe Biden's win would be “too hurtful to my friend,” i.e., Donald Trump.



Were it not for the Marine son of Mike Pence, the nation might have endured a constitutional crisis worse than the one wrought by the January 6 riot. At least, that’s what the former vice president apparently suggested to the Jack Smith, the special counsel prosecuting the federal election interference case against Donald Trump.

According to ABC News, Pence told investigators that he had decided to give in to Trump’s demands that he allow someone else to preside over the certification of Joe Biden’s 2020 victory—worried, he reportedly wrote in his notes, that performing his constitutional duty would be “too hurtful to my friend.” But his son, a Marine, reminded his father during a Colorado vacation that “you took the same oath I took.”

“An oath to support and defend the Constitution,” Pence is said to have told prosecutors.

He ultimately decided to oversee the count. His “friend,” Trump, ultimately sent an armed mob to try to stop the proceedings, with many of the insurrectionists shouting “Hang Mike Pence!”


* thanks to my cousin for the suggestion

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Like Pence is some kind of hero for Emile Nov 2023 #1
Mike Pence is worse than we thought. madaboutharry Nov 2023 #2
Good Christian Mother's Boy had to have Mother's boy remind him of the oath RockRaven Nov 2023 #3
Gutless wimp FHRRK Nov 2023 #4
This is such a bizarre story. Eyeball_Kid Nov 2023 #5
OH FFS Skittles Nov 2023 #6
Pence is Dumb as Fly Shit. I think Cha Nov 2023 #7
The same oath I took also when I enlisted in the Army. Sal_NV Nov 2023 #8
This Is A Thing He Should Have Kept To Himself ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #9
I Must Say, Sir The Magistrate Nov 2023 #13
A Fair Point ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #15
True, Sir The Magistrate Nov 2023 #18
That is the modern-day Republican Party TheRealNorth Nov 2023 #26
A Trend NowISeetheLight Nov 2023 #10
His son told him to do his job? That seems like a change in the story ... JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2023 #11
So at one point Pence was willing to let Trump pull off a coup so his tender feelings wouldn't be hurt Jersey Devil Nov 2023 #12
In This Case Deep State Witch Nov 2023 #14
What happened to Jesus ? JI7 Nov 2023 #16
and trumpers are pissed at Pence mountain grammy Nov 2023 #17
As someone said musclecar6 Nov 2023 #19
Thanks for the thread! redqueen Nov 2023 #20
Your son proved that you are nothing more than fly shit. Autumn Nov 2023 #21
I was under the impression that it was a call to former VP Dan Quayle ProudMNDemocrat Nov 2023 #22
Why mike did it take your son to remind you ? republianmushroom Nov 2023 #23
Many people need to retract the pat in the back they gave Pence for "doing the right thing". Escurumbele Nov 2023 #24
He didn't want to upset his 'friend' *eye roll* didn't want to get him so upset he wouldn't eat huh? GuppyGal Nov 2023 #25
So pence took an oath not to be too hurtful to his friend....? spanone Nov 2023 #27
WTHH Joinfortmill Nov 2023 #28
So the spineless idiot kacekwl Nov 2023 #29
In summation: Javaman Nov 2023 #30
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