Republican Star Goes Rogue Against Trump Supporters And Party

( The war between former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence continues, with the former chief of staff to Vice President Pence telling NBC that the former president received “a lot of bad advice” in the run-up to January 6, 2021.

Marc Short, Pence’s top aide during his. Time in the White House, was asked by the left-wing news network about the legal advice the president received ahead of the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Anchor Chuck Todd asked if Trump had received legal advice telling him that he can’t decide which electoral votes are valid and which are not, but that he could adjourn the session in Congress and delay things.

“Had he gotten legal advice to do that? Was the vice president considering it?” he asked.

Todd was referring to President Donald Trump’s assertion that Vice President Mike Pence had the power to reject presidential electors who were appointed in states where the election was impacted by fraud and misconduct.

“No, Chuck, I think unfortunately the president had many bad advisers who were basically snake oil salesmen giving him really random and novel ideas as to what the vice president could do,” Short claimed.

Todd then asked Short if he was chalking Trump’s actions up to bad advisers, or if the president was seeking out the bad advice.

Short managed to refrain from claiming that the president was seeking bad advice, saying that he didn’t know the answer to that question. He did reaffirm, however, that the advice he received from his legal advisors – which included Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis – was not good.

He also confirmed that Pence repeatedly told the president that he didn’t believe he had the authority to reject electors based on election fraud and misconduct.

While Pence’s team still insists he had no such power, Democrats are rushing through legislation in Congress that would prevent future vice presidents from exercising such power.

So it’s hard to tell who’s right here…