When asked if he would consider Mike Pence as his running mate in 2024, Trump responded by saying, “I don’t think people would accept [him].”
The former president also highlighted the “feverish” attempts by members of Congress to change the 1887 Electoral Count Act (ECA) that dictates how Congress counts the Electoral College votes.
“Mike thought he was going to be a human conveyor belt, that no matter how fraudulent the votes, you have to send them up to the Old Crow,” President Trump told the Washington Examiner in an interview Tuesday.
“But that turned out to be wrong. Because now, as you know, they are feverishly working to try and get it so that the vice president cannot do what Mike said he couldn’t do [but really [could].”
Recently, Mitch McConnell extended his hand to Democrats, offering to revise the law. Under its current form, the ECA allows states to appoint new electors, gives members of Congress the right to object to electors for any reason, and was written in a manner that grants the Vice President a considerable amount of maneuverability.
Even liberal “experts” have admitted that President Trump would have been able to retain the presidency had enough Republicans cooperated with him. Since, as you know, the ECA does not define the Vice President as serving a purely ceremonial role in the counting of Electoral College votes, Pence could have theoretically delayed the count or approved objections to electors.
But Pence refused to cooperate with the plan.
“Mike and I had a great relationship except for the very important factor that took place at the end. We had a very good relationship,” the president said. “I haven’t spoken to him in a long time.”