Pence’s adviser says it would have been “the first constitutional crisis since the founding of the Republic” if the Vice President followed Trump’s request to cast a valid voter vote.


J. Michael Lutig

Former Federal Judge J. Michael Luttig, an adviser to former Vice President Mike Pence, testified as a House selection committee.AP Photo / Susan Walsh

  • J. Michael Luttig states that there would have been a “revolution” if the Vice President cast a voter vote.

  • If Pence declared Trump’s winner in 2020, Rutig said there would have been an “American constitutional crisis.”

  • His remarks support reports that Trump has pressured Pence to stop the election certification process.

Former federal judge J. Michael Luttig told the House Elections Committee investigating the January 6 riots that Pence overturned the 2020 elections, making the country “the first constitution since the founding of the Republic. He said he was forced into the “upper crisis.”

“Donald Trump’s declaration as President-elect would have launched the United States in what I believe is equivalent to a revolution in the American constitutional crisis. That is, in my view, the creation of the Republic. It was the first constitutional crisis since, “he told legislators at a hearing Thursday.

“I would have been on the other side of the road before overturning the 2020 elections to the Vice President based on that historic precedent,” he added.

Luttig’s Prepare the opening statementHe said former President Donald Trump “caused a war with democracy.”

“Because he knew enough that he had lost the 2020 presidential election, the former president and his allies and supporters falsely claimed he had won the election and declared it to the public, and he. They tried to overturn him and their elections, knowing that the former president had lost. “

Rutig served as an informal adviser to Pence. Pence faced great pressure from Trump and his allies to stop the parliamentary election certification process. Pence refused to cast a voter vote, State He does not have “one-sided authority to decide which voter votes should be counted and which should not be counted”.

Luttig Spoken before To Trump and other Republicans about their role in the January 6 riots.He said Politico Helping Pence in the days following the 2020 presidential election was “the greatest honor of my life.”

Luttig, a former judge of the Court of Appeals, is approaching being appointed to the Supreme Court during the George W. Bush administration. He also led Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz. reference Luttig says, “It’s like a father to me.” Trump’s legal counsel, John Eastman, also represented Rutig.

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