Former Vice President Mike Pence stated that he spoke with former Arizona Governor Doug Ducey about the 2020 election results at Donald Trump’s request, but he emphasized that Trump never put pressure on him to obtain proof to support his unfounded accusations of voting fraud.
In an interview that aired on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Vice President Pence said, “I did check in, not only with Gov. Ducey but with other governors and states that were going through the legal process of reviewing their election results.
But there was no pressure involved. I was calling to get an update. I passed along that information to the president. It was no more or less than that.
By less than 11,000 votes, Trump fell short of defeating Joe Biden in Arizona.
Pence denied having received any pressure from Trump to urge Ducey to alter the Arizona election results when asked whether he had.
I don’t recall feeling any pressure, Pence remarked. “Look, the president and I, things came to a head at the end,” he added, alluding to Trump’s demands that he annul the election outcomes in his position as vice president while supervising the certification of electoral votes by Congress.
Presiding over a joint session of Congress following the mayhem and rioting that day, Pence declared, “I did my duty under the Constitution.” However, this procedure was well organized throughout the months of November and December.
You’ll recall that there were more than 60 active lawsuits, that states were conducting the necessary reviews, and that these encounters amounted to nothing more.