By John Kanelis / email@example.com
Mike Pence said he is proud of the role he played during the Jan. 6 insurrection against the federal government.
Good. But should he shower himself with too much high praise? The former vice president of the United States should ponder the obvious. Mike Pence did what the law and the U.S. Constitution required him to do.
The former VP spoke Thursday at the Ronald Reagan library and spoke of the riot that erupted when the former Imbecile in Chief incited the angry mob to march on Capitol Hill. Matters got grievously out of hand, as you’ll recall.
“Now there are those in our party who believe that in my position as presiding officer over the joint session that I possess the authority to reject or return electoral votes certified by the states,” Pence said. “The Constitution provides the vice president with no such authority before the joint session of Congress.”
Pence was presiding over a joint congressional session to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, which he and his running mate lost.
Don’t get me wrong. I am glad Pence followed the law. I am glad he wasn’t harmed by the terrorists who stormed the Capitol Building shouting “Hang Mike Pence!”
The former VP did the only thing he could do under the law, which was to preside over the counting of Electoral College votes.
Is that worthy of pride and high praise? Sure … but only if you believe Mike Pence had any options other than the one he was required to follow.