Mike Pence

The press these days is full of reports on former Vice President Mike Pence. When Donald Trump recently berated Pence for failing to overturn the 2020 election, Pence responded with a public statement that he didn’t have the power to alter the election results. Then yesterday Mike Pence’s former chief of staff, Marc Short, together with several senior Republicans rallied to defend Pence in his escalating feud with Donald Trump over the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election. Short, and Republican senators John Barrasso, Lisa Murkowski, and Marco Rubio, “were among senior party figures who backed Pence’s position, adding their voices to a backlash by other prominent Republican figures apparently growing weary of Trump’s continued obsession with his election defeat and subversion of democracy.”

But other Republicans expressed support for Trump. Florida Republican Representative Matt Gaetz said he was “quite disappointed” that former Vice President Mike Pence did not overturn the 2020 election.

So on it goes with Trump’s easily refuted false claims. It will be some years before we comprehend the full extent of Trump’s damage to our country.

I’ll be curious to see if Trump avoids prison.

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