During what is likely the last rally of his presidency, Donald Trump openly called on Vice President Mike Pence to reverse his election loss to Joe Biden.
Trump, who will be removed from the White House in just over two weeks, said he would "not like (pence) so much" if he did not speak for him on Wednesday when Congress meets to certify 2020 "comes through" election results.
"I hope Mike Pence comes through for us, I have to tell you," he said. “I hope our great Vice President comes through for us. He's a great guy. Of course, if he doesn't get through, I won't like him that much. "
"He will have a lot to say," added Trump. "He'll make it clear."
“I hope Mike Pence comes through for us. I have to tell you … of course I don't like him that much if he doesn't get through. "- Trump pic.twitter.com/jZDOsiEllB
– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 5, 2021
Trump continues to openly press officials to overthrow the elections
The outgoing president's allies spent the past 24 hours defending Donald Trump after he was taped and pressured the Georgian foreign minister to overturn his election loss – a potentially criminal act.
A day later, Trump threatened his Vice President and pressured him to block Joe Biden's decisive election victory.
These efforts to eliminate an election lost by Trump will of course fail. Biden will be sworn in on Jan. 20, and Trump will be nothing more than an accused ex-president with a term in office.
However, that does not mean that this truckload of potentially criminal behavior should be swept under the carpet.
Donald Trump and all Republican lawmakers who praised his attempted coup must be held accountable for their attack on American democracy.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.