In the newest gorgeous improvement in Republican makes an attempt to upend a democratic presidential election, White House commerce adviser Peter Navarro falsely insisted Saturday night time that Vice President Mike Pence can arbitrarily postpone inauguration day.
The Constitution clearly states that inauguration day is Jan. 20, and Donald Trump and Pence’s phrases finish at midday that day.
Navarro in an interview on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine” Pirro known as for but another investigation into the presidential election to probe baseless allegations of fraud, and appeared to discuss with a requirement Saturday for a 10-day audit of election returns by 11 GOP senators.
If an investigation continues previous Jan. 20, the inauguration will merely should be delay, Navarro stated.
“Vice President Pence, he has the authority to give that 10-day window to do what needs to get done,” Navarro insisted, as Pirro nodded. “I cannot imagine when he looks at the facts he won’t vote the right way on that.”
Pirro claimed that the “10-day window” can change the date for certification of electoral votes that’s speculated to occur Wednesday. But, she added: “January 20 cannot be changed; that’s constitutional.”
“It can be changed, actually,” Navarro insisted. “We can go past that date. We can go past that date, if we need to. And we have got to get this right … We need to take it [the election] back for the people.”
Pirro piped up: “Oh! Okay.”
Navarro mockingly defined to Pirro: “The one thing we shouldn’t be strategically gaming is the foundation of this republic.”
The 20th Amendment of the Constitution, Section 1, very clearly states: “The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January … and the terms of their successors shall then begin.”
In one small apart, Navarro, whose wage is paid by American taxpayers, shouldn’t be speculated to be campaigning for Trump and bashing President-elect Joe Biden’s election beneath the phrases of the Hatch Act. He has violated the legislation earlier than, however with none penalties, so is clearly unconcerned about it.
Twitter critics predictably went bonkers.
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