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Mike Pence Speaks On Reasons He Certified The Presidential Election For Joe Biden

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Former Vice President Mike Pence has spoken in defense of his role in certifying the presidential election of Joe Biden on January 6.

He was speaking at a Young America’s Foundation event at the University of Iowa on Monday when a student asked why he did not stop the certification of Biden’s win, The Daily Mail reported.

“On January 5th, you were convinced that the election was correctly stolen,” the student named Jared said. “You, Trump, Peter Navarro, John Eastman, and others had a plan on the morning of the 6th to send the certification back to the states. What is the name of the person who convinced you to buck President Trump’s plan and certify the votes?”

Pence named one of the nation’s founders, the fourth President of the United States James Madison, who many say is the “father of the Constitution,” as that person.

“The Constitution is very clear that elections are to be governed at the state level. The Founders actually made that decision at the Constitutional Convention. And the only role of the federal government was to open and count the electoral votes that were sent by the states,” he said.

“I understand the disappointment in the election,” the former vice president said. “You might remember I was on the ballot. But you’ve got to be willing to do your duty. And the time may come that some of you are in that position, or one like it. And I just have a feeling based on the shining faces I’m seeing around here you’re going to be men and women who do your duty in that time as well.”

Pence named one of the nation’s founders, the fourth President of the United States James Madison, who many say is the “father of the Constitution,” as that person.

“The Constitution is very clear that elections are to be governed at the state level. The Founders actually made that decision at the Constitutional Convention. And the only role of the federal government was to open and count the electoral votes that were sent by the states,” he said.

“I understand the disappointment in the election,” the former vice president said. “You might remember I was on the ballot. But you’ve got to be willing to do your duty. And the time may come that some of you are in that position, or one like it. And I just have a feeling based on the shining faces I’m seeing around here you’re going to be men and women who do your duty in that time as well.”

The siege saw Pence rushed out of the Senate chamber by secret service agents and rioters stormed the halls of Congress.

Pence served Trump with loyalty for four years with the election certification being the only clear break between the pair.

He spoke to a crowd at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on in June when he said he was proud of his role on January 6, The New York Times reported.

“I will always be proud that we did our part on that tragic day to reconvene the Congress and fulfilled our duty under the Constitution and the laws of the United States,” he said.

“The truth is, there is almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose the American president,” he said.

Pence, who many believe is considering campaigning for president in 2024, expressed his disappointment with the results of the election but did not dispute their veracity.

“Now, I understand the disappointment many feel about the last election,” Pence said. “I can relate. I was on the ballot. But you know, there’s more at stake than our party and our political fortunes in this moment. If we lose faith in the Constitution, we won’t just lose elections – we’ll lose our country.’”

“We live in a time when the leaders in the Democratic Party routinely demean the American founding,” he said. “We must make it clear the Republican Party will always defend the principles at the heart of our republic.”

And he did tout the accomplishments and record of Trump.

‘He too disrupted the status quo,” he said. “He challenged the establishment. He invigorated our movement and set a bold new course for America.”

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