Woodward book: Pence wavered on certifying election, Quayle told him he had to

Another of the bombshells in “Peril,” a new book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward (of Watergate fame) and Robert Costa, is this: Vice President Pence, who was under intense pressure from Trump to refuse to certify the election, called former Vice President Dan Quayle, whom he knew from Indiana politics, and the following took place:
“Over and over, Pence asked if there was anything he could do.
“‘Mike, you have no flexibility on this. None. Zero. Forget it. Put it away,’ Quayle told him.
“Pence pressed again.
“‘You don’t know the position I’m in,’ he said, according to the authors.
“‘I do know the position you’re in,’ Quayle responded. ‘I also know what the law is. You listen to the parliamentarian. That’s all you do. You have no power.'”
Mike Pence isn’t a hero; he wavered, didn’t defend democracy or the Constitution, didn’t respect the voters. He’s a weakling who did what the Constitution requires only because someone else told him he had no choice. Read story here and op-ed here.
Related story: A Trump lawyer tried to persuade Pence to throw out 7 states’ electoral votes. Read that story here.

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