Trump asked me to violate my oath to the Constitution on January 6
Former Vice President Mike Pence said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that former President Donald Trump asked him to violate his oath to the Constitution on Jan. 6, 2021.
Pence said: “I write did in the book, I will never forget, it was the night before January 6, the president and I were alone in the office in what was ultimately a tense conversation. I had made my position clear, as Vice President, I did not believe I had the authority to return or reject electoral votes when the House met to count the electoral votes, but there was great tension in the room. At first I remember the President looking at me and he pointed out the window of the crowd that was gathering just off the South Lawn and in the Ellipse and he said, did you see that crowd there- down ? I said, I did, Mr. President. He said these people loved us. I said these people love you. He said that was probably true. I looked at it very seriously and said do these people like the Constitution? Because I believe that Republican voters and the future of the Republican Party ultimately rests on our producing men and women who will uphold the ideal enshrined in the Constitution and the Declaration, the ideals that Ronald Reagan unapologetically defended and our only transportation or forward movement for generations.”
Host Chuck Todd said: ‘Has the president told you he disrespects the Constitution?
Pence said, “All I know is what the president asked me to do, I would have violated my oath to the Constitution.”
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