After weeks of silence and staying in the background, former Vice President, Mike Pence has spoken out.
These will be his first written comments since leaving the Vice President’s office in January.
A lot of hate was pointed towards Pence in January when he moved to certify the election results of 2020.
Now he is speaking out about the election via an opinion piece.
The op-ed was released through the Daily Signal a writing publisher which is run by the Heritage Foundation.
Pence spent his time writing about H.R.1 a bill currently in the House of Representatives.
The former Vice President said that the bill would “increase opportunities for election fraud.”
Pence goes on to say that if enacted the bill would, “trample the First Amendment, further erode confidence in our elections, and forever dilute the votes of legally qualified eligible voters.”
“While legislators in many states have begun work on election reform to restore public confidence in state elections, unfortunately, congressional Democrats have chosen to sweep those valid concerns and reforms aside and to push forward a brazen attempt to nationalize elections in blatant disregard of the U.S. Constitution,” Pence continued.
“After an election marked by significant voting irregularities and numerous instances of officials setting aside state election law, I share the concerns of millions of Americans about the integrity of the 2020 election,” Pence says.
“That’s why when I was serving as presiding officer at the joint session of Congress certifying the Electoral College results, I pledged to ensure that all objections properly raised under the Electoral Count Act would be given a full hearing before Congress and the American people,” the Vice President said defending himself.
“The tragic events of Jan. 6—the most significant being the loss of life and violence at our nation’s Capitol—also deprived the American people of a substantive discussion in Congress about election integrity in America,” Mike Pence went on to say.
These words are groundbreaking and incredibly fascinating in the context of the situation that Pence is in.
After certifying the election results, Pence’s political career was pretty much assumed to be over.
Many Republicans attempted to conduct their version of “canceling” on Mike Pence for his decision.
Yet now, Pence is speaking out and raising awareness about election fraud.
Not only that, but he is also providing an argument defending himself.
Democrats claim that their bill will “expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy, and for other purposes.”
Which is alarming many conservatives.
Despite Pence’s educated claims about strengthening our elections, the main stream media attempts to discredit any opinion that Pence has.
“Former Vice President Mike Pence is seizing on a Democratic-led initiative to streamline election standards to again push false claims of voting irregularities in one of his first public statements since leaving office,” CNN wrote.
“False claims about widespread fraud fueled the mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, endangering the lives of Pence and lawmakers in both parties and leaving five people dead,” The Hill said.
“It’s been almost two months since former Vice President Mike Pence narrowly escaped a violent mob of Trump supporters in the Capitol building that wanted to lynch him for betraying the former president. Pence largely stayed quiet in the days and weeks that followed,” The New Republic wrote.
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