Lincoln Project tells Trump that Pence 'will put the nail in your political coffin' at January 6 Congress vote
The vice president will preside over a joint session of The House of Representatives and Senate on January 6 to count the electoral votes
The Lincoln Project recently released an advertisement warning President Donald Trump that his Vice President Mike Pence "will put the nail in your political coffin" when the latter presides over a Congressional vote on January 6, certifying Trump's election loss. The Lincoln Project is a political action committee comprising of Republicans and former members of the party who oppose Trump's presidency.
The advertisement states: "The end is coming, Donald. Even Mike Pence knows. He's backing away from your train wreck, from your desperate lies and clown lawyers. When Mike Pence is running away from you, you know it's over: trying to save his reputation, protect his future." The ad then concludes stating: "Oh, there's one last thing, Donald. On January, 6, Mike Pence will put the nail in your political coffin when he presides over the Senate vote to prove Joe Biden won. It's over, and Mike Pence knows it."
Congress will meet on January 6 to take the final count of the votes cast by the Electoral College on December 14. The congregation and final vote count will be the ultimate formal measure to finalize the results of the 2020 presidential election before Inauguration Day, scheduled on January 20. President Trump, over a month after the elections, has still not conceded to President-elect Joe Biden in the race despite the latter winning both the Electoral votes and the popular votes by a clear majority. Trump and his campaign have alleged massive "voter fraud" in the 2020 elections, however, no evidence has been provided to back their claims.
The only way Trump can avoid losing to Biden on January 6 is if a Republican representative and a Republican senator from both congressional chambers challenge the Electoral College's vote count. However, despite that a majority of both the House and Senate would then be required to vote in favor of challenging the vote count. This scenario is unlikely to happen considering the House majority is of Democrats.
Pence, ever since the election, has made sparse public appearances and has not yet taken questions from reporters, according to CNN. Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, instead, has been the main public face leading the president's unsuccessful attempts to overturn the election. Even Giuliani will now be absent from the cameras because of his recent Covid-19 diagnosis.
Pence has refrained from claiming widespread voter fraud in the elections and has instead claimed that he and Trump are fighting to ensure that "every legal vote is counted." Even though Pence is considered to be spearheading the White House Coronavirus Task Force, he has largely been absent from public coronavirus briefing at a time when the country is witnessing a dramatic rise in new Covid-19 cases and resulting deaths. The United States, last week on December 4, reported its highest-ever daily toll of newly confirmed coronavirus cases, with 229,077 in a single day.
In another news, it has also been reported that Trump is considering a dramatic departure from the White House that includes a final Air Force One flight to Florida where he will host an opposing rally during President-elect Biden's inauguration, according to a new Axios report. The outlet's Alayna Treene wrote: "The Trump talk could create a split-screen moment: the outgoing president addressing a roaring crowd in an airport hangar while the incoming leader is sworn in before a socially distanced audience outside the Capitol."