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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met at the Oval Office for the first time since the chaotic riots last week, according to The Biz Pac Review.
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“I do not believe the founders of our country intended to invest the vice president with unilateral authority to decide which electoral votes should be counted during the joint session of Congress, and no vice president in American history has ever asserted such authority,” Pence said.
The anti-Trump network said the mob was “literally talking about killing [Pence]. And in a horribly gruesome way.”
Trump acknowledged that he bears some blame for the storming of the Capitol.
A Capitol Police officer died from injuries sustained during the siege.
The source of the information is anonymous, which casts a shadow over a claim that would be inconsistent with Trump’s reluctance to accept blame for events he doesn’t feel he was responsible for.
Trump said at the rally before the chaos “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.
We’re going to walk down. Anyone you want, but I think right here, we’re going to walk down to the Capitol — and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them.
Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong.
We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated. Lawfully slated.
I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
“The President’s threat to America is urgent, and so too will be our action,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
From The BizPac Review:
Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against the president on Monday, claiming he incited “insurrection.” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer would later say the House would meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday to consider the article of impeachment.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., suggested Sunday that Democrats may hold the article of impeachment for 100 days to not interfere with confirming Biden’s cabinet picks — sending it to the Senate three months after Trump leaves office.