Pence’s role thwarting Trump takes center stage

WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to single-handedly reject electoral votes on Jan. 6, 2021, as former President Donald Trump pressured him to do, will be the subject of the Thursday House hearing investigating the Capitol attack.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence in a video during the opening public hearing of the committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. After a year-long investigation, the committee will hold eight public hearings to reveal their findings.

Pence lawyer: Eastman knew election scheme violated Electoral Count Act

Former Vice President Mike Pence’s counsel, Greg Jacob, told the committee that John Eastman admitted his scheme to have Pence single-handedly overturn the election violated the Electoral Count Act.

The 1887 statute sets the rules for how Congress counts votes in presidential elections. Jacob told the committee during his deposition Eastman conceded his argument was contrary to historical practice, would likely be rejected unanimously by the Supreme Court and violated the Electoral Count Act in four ways.

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