Democrats are a fickle bunch. They piled on this guy for years, but during the Impeachment sham, they suddenly heaped praise on him for defending democracy. Watch them flip again after this.
Whatever you think of how Mike Pence handled the issue of the contested election, one thing that can be said is that he was willing to choose a course that was unpopular even among his own supporters.
Whether you like or dislike the position Pence took, after standing resolutely beside the President through the sh**storms that had been flung at them both over the last four years, that should count for something.
It was noteworthy enough that the Impeachment Managagers tried to leverage that in their testimony against the former President.
“Vice President Pence stood his ground like our other brave officials stood their ground. He refused the president and fulfilled his duty on Jan. 6, even after the capital was attacked. Even after he was personally targeted. Even after his family was targeted,” Lieu said.
The congressman continued: “Vice President Pence showed us what it means to be an American, what it means to show courage. He put his country, his oath, his values and his morals above the will of one man.” — FoxNews
Legalese lends us a useful phrase to describe why this statement is bad news for the Democrats.
‘Admission against interest.’
an admission of the truth of a fact by any person, but especially by the parties to a lawsuit, when a statement obviously would do that person harm, be embarrassing, or be against his/her personal or business interests. A third party can quote in court an admission against interest even though it is only hearsay. –LegalDictionary
In describing Pence in those glowing terms about his country, his oath, his values and his morals above personal interest, Lieu is telling us — in the super-sacred well of the Senate, no less — that what Mike Pence has to say about adhering to the Consitution is motivated by adherence to the Constitution, and not to petty partisan interest.
Was Lieu lying in the well of the Senate, or should we put exactly that degree of weightiness on Pence’s description of the threat HR1 poses to the same Constitution he was so recently praised for defending?
This is a sampling of a longer piece Pence wrote in an op-ed condemning this bill as a threat to both the Constitution and the stability of the Electoral process itself.
To hear him describe it, a more honest description would be Election Deform.
Congress will vote this week on HR 1, the so-called For the People Act, a massive 800-page election overhaul bill that would increase opportunities for election fraud, trample the First Amendment, further erode confidence in our elections, and forever dilute the votes of legally qualified eligible voters.
In 2008, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s new voter ID law, the ruling noted that America has a long, well-documented history of election fraud. The court cited the 2005 report of the bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform headed by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker, which said the “electoral system cannot inspire public confidence if no safeguards exist to deter or detect fraud.”
HR 1 would eliminate those safeguards and prevent states from implementing new, needed reforms. Polling shows that large numbers of Democrats did not trust the outcome of the 2016 election and that large numbers of Republicans still do not trust the outcome of the 2020 election.
We have to do everything we can to change that and ensure that the American people, no matter which political party they favor, have confidence in the fairness and security of the election process.
HR 1 mandates the most questionable and abuse-prone election rules nationwide, while banning commonsense measures to detect, deter, and prosecute election fraud.
The bill would force states to adopt universal mail-in ballots, early voting, same-day voter registration, online voter registration, and automatic voter registration for any individual listed in state and federal government databases, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles and welfare offices, ensuring duplicate registrations and that millions of illegal immigrants are quickly registered to vote.
States would be required to count every mail-in vote that arrives up to 10 days after Election Day. States must also allow ballot harvesting—where paid political operatives collect absentee ballots from places such as nursing homes—exposing our most vulnerable voters to coercion and increasing the risk that their ballots will be tampered with. —
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