Pence: “Tragic” Jan. 6 no reason to scrap filibuster

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Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called the January 6 Capitol riot “an attempt to reverse the results proven by all 50 states” of the presidential election.

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Why this matters: Although in the former Vice President’s op-ed Washington Post The filibuster focused on denouncing the reforms are also the most public statements Pence has made about the post-election narrative and attack as an attempt to interfere with President Biden’s victory.

  • This statement of the Vice President came a day before Trump’s rally in Arizona. The 45th president had originally planned to hold the January 6 anniversary press conference, but canceled it the day before.

“Now That January 6th Anniversary” came and went, some of us who went through that sad day in 2021 are getting a clearer picture of what was and is at stake,” Pence wrote Post,

  • “On January 6th, Angry mob ransacked the Capitol, largely for Congress and me, as president of the Senate, for trying to use federal authority to reverse election results.
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of comment: Some people in and around Pence’s office have been particularly cooperative as the January 6 select committee focused on what former President Trump was doing during the more than three hours after the attack on the Capitol, from testimony Acquainted sources told Nerdshala.

Running news: Pence called Biden and the Democrats’ emphasis on filibuster as a “power grab”, arguing that “the notion that Congress would break the filibuster rule to pass legislation equivalent to the wholesale takeover of elections by the federal government, our It is inconsistent with the country’s history and an insult to the structure of our Constitution.”

  • “As this anniversary passes, I urge my former colleagues in the Senate to do as before: uphold the right of states to conduct and certify elections,” the former vice president wrote.
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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with new information.

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