Trump vs. Pence

War of Words

Sofia Alamo, Staff Writer

There’s no love lost between former Pres. Trump and then – Vice President, Mike Pence.

After serving together, former Trump and Pence have publicly turned their backs on each other. The issue at hand is the Jan. 6th Capitol attack that happened last year, and what actions could have been taken.

Their finger-pointing argument initiated after Pres. Trump incorrectly claimed  Pence could have overturned the results of the 2020 election. This all goes back to Trump’s claims that the 2020 elections were rigged. These accusations have lasted  over a year, despite the lack of evidence to support the claims.

In a statement, Trump said, “Unfortunately, he didn’t exercise that power, he could have overturned the Election!” A few days later, Pence released a statement saying that Trump was “wrong” and went on to call Trump’s idea“un-American.”

“Under the Constitution, I had no right to change the outcome of our election. And Kamala Harris will have no right to overturn the election when we beat them in 2024,” said Pence.

CNN reports most Republicans are hesitant to enter into the fray: “After January 6 last year, Republicans were asked in an Ipsos poll whether they approved of the recent behavior of members of Congress…nearly three-quarters (74%) of Republicans said they approved of Pence.”