A video posted to TikTok shows former Vice President Mike Pence being confronted by a Trump supporter who was under the impression that he had the power to decertify the 2020 election’s results on Jan. 6, 2021.
The video starts out with woman lecturing Pence, telling him that if he just did what Trump said, Joe Biden would not be president today.
“That was a constitutional right that you had to send those votes back to the states,” the woman told Pence.
Pence replied: “The Constitution of the United States in Article II says the job of the vice president is to serve as the presiding officer for the joint session where you open and count the votes. Don’t take my word for it, go read the Constitution. … The Constitution is very clear — my job was to oversee a session of Congress, where objections could be heard … but the Constitution says you open and count the votes, no more, no less. The Constitution affords no authority for the vice president or anyone else to return votes to the states.”
Watch the video below: