Former Vice President Mike Pence was met with vocal criticism and heckling from supporters of former President Donald Trump during a town hall meeting at American Legion Post 27 in Londonderry on Friday.
Pence was confronted by protestors questioning his loyalty to former President Trump and the American people and accusing him of disregarding the Constitution.
Trump supporters surrounded Mike Pence’s car as he arrived at his Friday town hall, shouting, “That’s a traitor,” “You’re a sellout,” according to ABC reporter Kelsey Walsh.
“Why did you sell out the people?” one protestor said.
Another protester asks Pence why he didn’t “uphold the Constitution.”
“I upheld the Constitution. Read it,” Pence argued.
A dozen Trump supporters approached Mike Pence’s vehicle as he entered his Friday event yelling, “that’s a traitor,” “you’re a sellout,” and “why didn’t you uphold the constitution?”
“I upheld the constitution,” Pence shouted back.
As they badgered him he yelled, “Read it!” pic.twitter.com/gKpeB2mntO
— Kelsey Walsh (@Kjwalsh_news) August 5, 2023
The accusations clearly reference the former Vice President’s role in certifying the 2020 Presidential election results.
During an interview with FOX News, Mike Pence “implicitly admits he had the power to reject fraudulent votes on January 6.”
“It wasn’t just that they asked for a pause. The president specifically asked me, and his gaggle of crackpot lawyers asked me to literally reject votes, which would have resulted in the issue being turned over to the House of Representatives, and literally chaos would have ensued,” Pence said.
Trump strongly lobbied Pence to accept challenges to state election results and give those states time to review their elections when he presided over the joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021. Pence rejected Trump’s pleas, disagreeing with Trump’s saying he had the legal authority to do so under the Electoral Count Act of 1887.
BREAKING: Pence implicitly admits he had the power to reject fraudulent votes on J6
He knew there was fraud and if he sent EC votes back to state legislatures for further review, 12th Amendment would’ve kicked in where GOP House of Reps would’ve voted for Trump
Pence didn’t… pic.twitter.com/1fXJr5rzIg
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) August 2, 2023
Kari Lake responded, “You mean like the CHAOS of having an illegitimate “president” who is destroying our country, taking bribes from our enemies and launching us into World War III like we currently have with Joe Biden?!! Mike Pence you are such a disappointment.”
Trump Attorney Christina Bobb wrote, “Thank you for saving us from chaos Now we’ve had chaos for 3 years. Go home, Mike.”
“I’ve always believed in my heart and my days that I kept my oath to support and defend the Constitution — by God’s grace, I did my due to that day,” he later said.
However, during the town hall, Pence was quick to push back on the notion that Trump supporters are a violent group.
“I reject your suggestion that passion has translated into the violence and vandalism,” he said in response to a voter question regarding Jan. 6. “I know the people of this movement — whether they support me or not, [they] are the best people in this country.”
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