Mike Pence Denies Being Pressured By Donald Trump

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(ConservativeHub.com) – Former Vice President Mike Pence said during an interview on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” that he had called then-Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) following the 2020 presidential election, but that he has no recollection of former President Donald Trump placing pressure on the official to have those state results overturned.

In the interview, Pence said that the record shows he checked in, not only with Ducey, but with other governors whose states were legally reviewing their election results. He stated there was “no pressure” and the call was only meant to allow them to receive an update, which he could then pass down to Trump.

This subject arose because Pence was asked about a recent report from the Washington Post. According to the article, anonymous sources accused Trump of trying to pressure Ducey to invalidate the state’s results. The report also cited alleged statements that Trump asked Pence on more than one occasion to light a fire under Ducey. However, The Post said Pence didn’t “follow Trump’s directions to pressure the governor.”

When Pence was asked in his interview whether former President Trump had pressured him to influence Ducey, Pence rejected that idea and stated that he did not “remember any pressure” involved in the situation.

He added that by the end of the Trump administration, he and the President had viewed things very differently. He maintained that throughout his time in office, he did his duty under the US Constitution, including on Jan. 6, 2021, during the Capitol riot.

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