Donald Trump blamed Mike Pence in a Monday evening interview for his 2020 election loss and railed against two Supreme Court picks Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett for voting to uphold Obamacare.
‘I am very disappointed. I fought very hard for them, but I was very disappointed with a number of their rulings,’ Trump said in an interview with Real America’s Voice host David Brody.
He also claimed in the Monday interview that his former vice president should have done more to stop Congress certifying the Electoral College results on January 6.
‘What’s your take on Mike Pence and what’s the relationship like?’ Brody asked Trump in an interview where he noted the former president’s supporters will ‘never forgive’ Pence.
‘Well, I’ve always liked Mike and I’m very disappointed that he didn’t send it back to the legislatures when you have more votes than you have voters in some cases, and when you have the kind of things that were known then,’ Trump said.
‘I was disappointed that he didn’t send it back,’ he continued in reference to the Electoral College results.
‘I felt that he had the right to send it back. He should have sent it back. That’s my opinion.’
Trump also released a statement on Tuesday condemning Georgia for waiting until now to remove 100,000 ‘obsolete and outdated’ names off the state’s voter rolls.
‘Doing this, they say, will ensure voting files are up to date, while at the same time ensuring voter integrity in future elections.
‘BUT WHAT ABOUT THE LAST ELECTION? WHY WASN’T THIS DONE PRIOR TO THE NOVEMBER 3RD PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, where they had us losing by a very small number of votes, many times less than the 101,789 figure?
‘This means we (you!) won the Presidential Election in Georgia. But don’t fret, much other information will soon be revealed about Georgia—and other States as well. It is coming out FAST and FURIOUS. The 2020 Presidential Election was rigged!’
Donald Trump railed against Mike Pence in an interview Monday where he claimed he was ‘disappointed’ in his former vice president for not ‘sending back’ the results of the 2020 presidential election
Trump, pictured departing Trump Tower in New York City on June 15, has repeated the false idea that Pence could have done more to stop Congress from certifying the Electoral College results on January 6
As vice president, it was Pence’s responsibility to preside over the joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 as they would vote to certify the presidential election results from each state.
Trump claimed several times since Election Day in November 2020 that Pence could have stopped Congress from certifying the results, which is not true.
While many Republican lawmakers voted against the results in a few swing states, it was not enough to stop the overall body from affirming the win for Biden two months after the election took place.
A vice president does not solely hold the power to stop Congress from its duty to certify the Electoral College results in a presidential election.
‘I think you may have found that you would have had a different president right now had he sent them back,’ Trump added in his interview.
Pence was widely praised on January 6 for immediately condemning the stampede of Trump supporters who breached the Capitol that day to protest the election results. Trump, on the other hand, was impeached for a second time by Democrats who claimed he ‘incited’ the riot with his rhetoric.
Despite Trump’s criticism during the Monday interview of two of his three Supreme Court nominees, he said he still doesn’t regret picking them.
“Second-guessing does no good, but I was disappointed with a number of rulings that they made,” Trump said of Kavanaugh and Barrett in an Obamacare ruling last week.
The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in a 7-2 ruling. The majority opinion said conservative states challenging the law didn’t show enough injury to strike down any part of former President Barack Obama’s namesake law.
Trump has still repeated his claims that there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election that led to his loss to Biden.
As vice president, Pence presided over the joint session where lawmakers certified the results of the 2020 election
He has not officially declared a run for president in 2024, but has strongly alluded to it and has restarted his rallies starting this weekend. He previously said he will wait until after the 2022 midterms to announce his decision on another White House run.
Pence is also rumored to be considering a primary run as he has emerged back in the public eye over the last few months and remained in the D.C. area rather than returning to Indiana after leaving office on January 20, 2021.
Trump has said he is considering several people as potential running mates, but has said he is willing to depart from Pence.
One of his most likely running mates is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who actually came out as the preferred Republican presidential nominee over Trump in a straw poll among conservatives at the Western Conservative Summit.
Mike Pence is called a ‘TRAITOR’ at faith conference: Hecklers drown out VP with boos at Faith & Freedom Coalition event
Former Vice President Mike Pence was booed and called a ‘traitor’ at a Faith & Freedom Coalition event in Orlando Friday.
‘It is great to be back with so many patriots. Dedicated to faith and freedom and the road to the majority,’ Pence said at the ‘Road to Majority’-themed event.
As he began thanking Ralph Reed, the head of the Faith & Freedom coalition, he was met with boos and people loudly shouting ‘traitor!’
The Road to Majority conference attracted a number of conservative household names including Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson, Rick Scott, Marsha Blackburn, Lindsey Graham and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.
And they pushed a number of right-wing talking points with Cruz, for example, remarking that ‘critical race theory is bigoted. It is a lie, And it is every bit as racist as the Klansmen in white sheets.’
Cruz also said: ‘I’m going to commit a radical act, I’m going to speak the truth. America is great. Christopher Columbus discovering America was a good thing. George Washington was an American hero. Thomas Jefferson was an American hero. Abraham Lincoln was an American hero.
He also lambasted the days when you could say ‘Israel is our friend, boys and girls are different and the Wuhan virus came from Wuhan’ without the ‘fear of getting cancelled’
Former Vice President Mike Pence was booed and called a ‘traitor’ by audience members attending the Faith and Freedom coalition ‘Road to Majority’ event in Orlando, Florida
Audience members booed and shouted ‘traitor’ at former Vice President Mike Pence at an event in Orlando, Florida Friday
Pence barely introduced himself before the audience rebeled.
‘And I want to thank my friend Ralph Reed for those overly generous words, I’m deeply humbled by them,’ Pence said.
‘Ralph Reed knows me well enough to know the introduction I prefer is a little bit shorter: I’m a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, and I’m honored to stand before you today,’ he continued, as the shouts also continued.
In the lead-up to the January 6 MAGA riot, former President Donald Trump pushed Pence, who had a Constitutional duty to preside over Congress’ counting of Electoral College votes, to throw out votes from key swing states – in an effort to overturn President Joe Biden’s win.
‘I hope Mike is going to do the right thing. I hope so. I hope so,’ Trump told the crowd at the Ellipse on the morning of January 6, before droves of them stormed the Capitol. ‘Because if Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election.’
Trump falsely claimed to the crowd that Pence had ‘the absolute right’ to toss out Electoral Votes at his choosing.
Pence publicly said he didn’t see it that way.
When rioters got to the Capitol later on January 6, some chanted ‘hang Mike Pence’ for his refusal to do Trump’s bidding.
During Trump’s second impeachment hearing, video footage showed Pence narrowly escaping from the crowd.
Trump never called to check in on him.
Earlier this month, Pence tried to push that he was still on Trump’s good side telling an audience at the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire that he’d spoken to Trump ‘many times’ since they left office.
Former Vice President Mike Pence (left) appeared alongside his wife Karen Pence (right) at the Road to Majority conference Friday