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Former Vice President Mike Pence was asked directly about his approach to Jan. 6, the day he certified the election results for Joe Biden to become President. We are presenting the full video of the question and the exchange:

QUESTION: On Jan. 5, you were convinced that the election was correctly stolen. You, Trump, Peter Navarro, John Eastman and others had a plan on the morning of the sixth to send the certification back to the states. Pennsylvania President of the Senate, Jay Korman, who is still working on an audit, wrote a letter to you to do so. On the night of the fifth or the morning of the sixth, someone in the White House convinced you that it would destroy your hopes of becoming President if you sent it back to the states. My question is what is the name of the person who told you to buck President Trump’s plan and certify the votes?

PENCE: James Madison. Look, virtually everything you recited relative to me is false. I said earlier Psalm 15 says he keeps his oath even when it hurts. On that day in January, I wrote a letter to the Congress I’d recommend anybody here read. I expressed my concern about irregularities that took place in the election in a number of states. And I continue to share those concerns and I support efforts in states to improve voter integrity as has been done in places like Georgia and Arizona and elsewhere. But the Constitution is very clear — that elections are to be governed at the state level. The Founders actually made that decision at the Constitutional Convention and the only role of the federal government was to open and count the electoral votes that were sent by the states. Now, I understand the disappointment in the election. You might remember I was on the ballot. But you’ve got to be willing to do your duty. The time may come that some of you are in that position, or one like it, and I just have a feeling based on the shining faces I’m seeing around here you’re going to be men and women that do your duty in that time as well. And I appreciate the affirmation of support tonight. It means a lot to me, it truly does.

Author: Jacob Hall