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J. Michael Luttig, the former United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit:
“I was honored to advise Vice President Pence that he had no choice on January 6, 2021, but to accept and count the Electoral College votes as they had been cast and properly certified by the states…. I believe(d) that Professor Eastman was incorrect at every turn of the analysis in his January 2 memorandum.”
Quote taken from “Letters From An American – September 22, 2021,”
Two questions and maybe three.
What? Why is Circuit Judge J. Michael Luttig feeling so honored when Vice President Pence asks a question about decertifying the nation’s Electoral vote and overthrowing the nation’s government? Is this the correct response and/or feelings to be having?
Should not the correct response have been at a minimum, I was surprised the Vice President, a degreed lawyer achieved at the University of Indiana, would ask me such a question knowing what he knows about the law and the processes of certification of the Electoral Vote.
And then there is former Vice President Mike Pence. Here is what The Federalist Society has to say about Mike Pence.
After his grandfather immigrated to the United States when he was 17, his family settled in the Midwest. The future Vice President watched his Mom and Dad build everything that matters – a family, a business, and a good name. Sitting at the feet of his mother and his father, who started a successful convenience store business in their small Indiana town, he was raised to believe in the importance of hard work, faith, and family.
Vice President Pence set off for Hanover College, earning his bachelor’s degree in history in 1981. While there, he renewed his Christian faith which remains the driving force in his life. He later attended Indiana University School of Law and met the love of his life, Second Lady Karen Pence.
After graduating, Vice President Pence practiced law, led the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, and began hosting The Mike Pence Show, a syndicated talk radio show and a weekly television public affairs program in Indiana. Along the way he became the proud father to three children, Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey.
Growing up in Indiana, surrounded by good, hardworking Hoosiers, Vice President Pence always knew that he needed to give back to the state and the country that had given him so much.
Taken from The Federalist Society, Hon. Michael R. Pence, Vice President of the United States
Unfortunately, the family values, Christian faith, and a law degree from the Indiana University of Law did not teach Mike Pence or give him the fortitude to stop this before January 6th when a mob of simple-minded people attacked the Capitol to block the certification coming from the Electoral Vote. Pence had to know all of this was going to happen as Trump depended on Mike Pence to do as he said.
Mike Pence telling Trump on the day of the attack he will not decertify the Electoral Vote is looked upon as being the action of a patriot. Here is how this unfolded leading up to his refusal.
They spent days in a futile bid trying to convince Pence that the vice president had the power to reject electors from battleground states that voted for Biden, even though the Constitution makes clear the vice president’s role in the joint session is largely ceremonial, much like a master of ceremonies.
Pence defies Trump, affirms Biden’s win (apnews.com)
Ok, so Pence kept saying he would not do it to Trump and he remains silent to others. He never says anything to anyone until just before the certification. In Milner Georgia the day before.
“I promise you, come this Wednesday, we’ll have our day in Congress. We’ll hear the objections. We’ll hear the evidence.”
The vice president didn’t say anything about a potential attempt to reject electoral votes.
Didn’t sound like he was voicing any objections and has “vocalized his support.”
The difficult part of this? Not only did Pence know this was wrong, so did Eastman, and where the hell was senior Bush’s former VP Dan Quayle? And no one said a word about decertifying the Electoral vote count or a plot to attack the Capitol.