Vice President Pence Declines to Stop the Steal
As chaos dims prospects for rejection of fraudulently chosen electors - and hopes for election reform.
“The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors,” President Trump tweeted on Tuesday, and on Wednesday told supporters, “I hope Mike is doing the right thing.” Before the joint session of Congress to certify the electoral vote, the vice president weighed in on the subject.
It was his “considered judgment,” Pence wrote in a letter, “that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not.” Objections would be registered and evidence heard, but “elected representatives of the American people will make their decision.”
Before the elected representatives could make that decision, protesters stormed the Capitol, evacuated amid scenes of violence. Author Paul Sperry, formerly with Investor’s Business Daily, tweeted, “Former FBI agent on the ground at U.S. Capitol just texted me and confirmed that at least 1 ‘bus load’ of Antifa thugs infiltrated peaceful Trump demonstrators as part of a false Trump flag ops.” That sparked little interest from media and representatives, particularly Democrats, who blamed Trump supporters, and by implication the president.
“The president incited the mob,” proclaimed Rep. Liz Cheney. “This is what America is not.” For Sen. Mitt Romney, “What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States.” Out on the west coast, the Sacramento Bee editorialized that “Republican leaders failed in their coup attempt. Now they and their supporters must be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.” Seventeen Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee urged Trump’s immediate removal.
During the chaos at the capitol, police shot an unarmed female Trump supporter in the chest and she later died. The victim was identified as Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year veteran who served four tours with the U.S. Air Force.
The mayor of Washington declared a 6 pm curfew and Trump called for “peace” and for protesters to “go home.” Twitter then locked out the president’s account, threatening permanent suspension, after removing a series of Tweets for violating their policies on “civic integrity.”
In early evening Congress reconvened and resumed the session. About a dozen Republican senators and some 140 representatives planned to object to certification, but at this writing the deliberations are still in progress.
The peaceful protesters who did not storm the Capitol, and millions across the country, had no prospects for an investigation of voter fraud. Earlier in the day, President Trump was holding steady on that theme.
“We won this election. We won by a landslide,” Trump said Wednesday. The president exposed blatant ballot fraud in several key states, leaving out California, where Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered mail ballots sent to all registered voters. That includes at least one million illegal aliens automatically registered to vote by the DMV when they get their driver’s license under the state’s “motor voter” program.
“Third World elections are more honest,” Trump said, and in many places there were “more votes than voters.” The “radical left Democrats” had “exploited the pandemic to as a way of defrauding the people.” Trump said he could go on for another hour but the election steal, has been well documented. Wayne Allyn Root cites a convicted horse-race fixer that the steal was obvious to all but the willfully blind. Root also provides evidence that the 2020 steal is a direct legacy of the 2008 election.
At Columbia University in 1983, Root and Barack Obama were in the same political science, pre-law class, and graduated on the same day. Yet Root “never met him in my life, don’t know anyone who ever met him.” The elusive student came up in Hawaii as Barry Soetoro, stepson of Lolo Soetoro, the Indonesian student his mother Ann Dunham married in 1965. As David Garrow explained in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, the author’s 1995 Dreams from My Father was a novel, not an autobiography, and the author was a “composite character.”
In 2008, Root was the Libertarian candidate for vice president and the composite character was the Democrat candidate for president, proclaiming “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” The composite character won the election and was reelected in 2012.
In eight years he transformed the United States into a nation where the outgoing president picks his successor and deploys the FBI and DOJ to support her and harass the opponent, Donald Trump, even after he won the 2016 election. In 2020, the results of the fundamental transformation were on full display in the sulfuric hostility to Trump, Antifa-BLM violence, and “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics,” according to Joe Biden his own self.
As he indicated in A Promised Land, the composite character intends to rule on through the addled Joe Biden, a pathetic puppet of the far left. Trump charged that the leftist agenda would “destroy this country,” and as David Horowitz explains, we face “a reactionary left that has learned nothing from the past and is intent on destroying the most tolerant, inclusive, egalitarian society ever created.”
According to Horowitz, “the good news is that a patriotic movement has risen, rededicated to the propositions that all men are created equal and endowed with God-given rights to life and liberty, and is prepared to defend them.”
Recall the left’s unrelenting hatred for Trump from day one. Recall “strongly anti-Trump” James Hodgkinson gunning down Republicans in 2017. Recall the show trials, the covert operations, and the pre-dawn FBI raids on Trump supporters. “In reality,” President Trump said in 2019, “they’re not after me they’re after you. I’m just in the way.”