[From "Pence cucks... and runs"]
Just in: Vice President Pence says in new statement that he cannot unilaterally subvert the election and grant Trump a second term: “No Vice President in American history has ever asserted such authority.”
I think we can safely assume that while Trump's second term is still in question, Mike Pence will not serve a second term as Vice-President.
The lesson, as always, is this: never trust a conservative. They are practitioners of the art of surrender.
The ball is now squarely in President Trump's court. Is he a man or is he just another big-talking mouse? History, and the fate of the USA, await his decision.
UPDATE: The Defense Department has just denied a request by DC officials to deploy the National Guard to the US Capitol.
Sounds like an insurrection to me. The President clearly has no choice but to invoke the Insurrection Act.
UPDATE: Listening to Anderson Cooper’s voice shake as he tries to explain why it was right for blacks and gays to protest but wrong for the DC protestors to take over the Capital building is hysterical. You can hear the fear in the voices of the CNN commentators. They are TERRIFIED that Trump is crossing the Rubicon.
UPDATE: Just a thought. We're told that Pence, Pelosi, and the Congress critters have been removed to a secure location. But we haven't been told that they've been released…