In the clearest sign yet that Mike Pence the Betrayer plans to run against his former boss in the 2024 election, he delivered a weepy speech to a roomful of donors and MSM reporters over the weekend. Pence’s speech was at the annual Gridiron Dinner in Washington, DC. This is a total establishment event that Donald Trump wouldn’t be caught dead attending, unless it was to rip the DC insiders and elites right to their faces. Naturally, Pence’s sobbing crybaby speech was filled with lies about President Trump and January 6.
Showing a complete lack of honor, loyalty, honesty or Christian faith, Pence bleated to the crowd:
“President Trump was wrong; I had no right to overturn the election. And his reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day, and I know history will hold Donald Trump accountable.”
That is such a bald-faced lie.
No one was telling Mike Pence to “overturn the election.” The legal and constitutional strategy from President Trump’s team was to have Pence, as the President of the Senate, return the slates of contested electors back to Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was following black-letter law when he proposed pausing the certification of the 2020 election. A team of Representatives, Senators and Supreme Court Justices was supposed to be assigned – UNDER THE LAW – to investigate the widespread allegations of fraud.
January 6 was not about “overturning” anything. It was about reassuring the people that it was a fair election, or, if widespread fraud was uncovered (as we know it would have been in a real investigation), then the swing states would hold do-over elections with much tighter controls and scrutiny.
And there’s no way Mike Pence’s family was in danger that day. Partly because Mike was running away as fast as he could, to avoid having to speak to the ordinary citizens who were trying to petition their government for a redress of grievances.
No one had any intention of injuring Mike Pence that day, and none of the peaceful protesters would have even considered harming anyone in the Pence family. That’s just a stupid lie.
And the lies continued:
“It was not, as some would have you believe, tourists visiting the Capitol [lie]. Tourists don’t injure 140 police officers [lie] by sightseeing. Tourists don’t break down doors to get to the Speaker of the House [lie].”
Every establishment figure in Washington, DC was having a snit-fit because Tucker Carlson finally exposed the truth about January 6. It wasn’t a violent insurrection. The vast majority of people who got swept inside the Capitol on that day were in fact tourists. The video proved that.
There were not 140 cops injured that day as Pence lied. The Government Accountability Office says it was 114, which was a lot fewer than the 180 cops and Secret Service agents hurt in the George Floyd terrorist attack at the White House the previous summer.
And as for “breaking down doors to get to the Speaker of the House,” that’s such garbage. In a worst-case scenario, Granny Winebox would have had some American citizens vigorously explain to her that they didn’t believe it was a fair election. And by the way, the only elected official who “called for violence” on January 6 was Nancy Pelosi.
President Trump told the faithful crowd who had traveled to DC on a weekday in January to “peacefully and patriotically” march to the Capitol. Nancy Pelosi said she wanted to “punch him [Trump] out.” We know this because the fake Liz Cheney Committee released some of the footage from the film crew that Nancy Pelosi brought to the Capitol to follow her around that day. It’s almost as if certain things that happened on J6 were scripted!
Anyway, the pack of lies that Mike Pence is spewing is certain to do nothing for his already-doomed campaign for president in 2024. Most voters simply don’t care about January 6, as was proven by the disastrous ratings of the Liz Cheney Committee’s hearings. Nobody watched, because nobody cares.
Even President Trump is campaigning on forward-thinking ideas, to rescue the American economy, get us out of the war with Russia (which crybaby Pence supports), and put us back on the path to prosperity. The only time Trump looks back to January 6 is when he voices support for the protesters who are still being jailed as political prisoners. Those poor people get no sympathy from establishment figures like Mike Pence.