Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood calls Pence a 'wolf in sheep's clothing', says he's 'only focused on himself & 2024'

In his capacity as president of the Senate, Pence is set to preside over the Congressional certification of electoral votes on January 6


                            Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood calls Pence a 'wolf in sheep's clothing', says he's 'only focused on himself & 2024'
Lin Wood (L), Mike Pence (Getty Images)

Prominent Georgia Attorney Lin Wood, a strong ally of President Donald J. Trump who has helped his legal team file lawsuits challenging the 2020 election results, claimed on Parler Wednesday that Vice President Mike Pence is a "wolf in sheep's clothing."

In his capacity as President of the Senate, Pence is set to preside over the Congressional certification of electoral votes on January 6. As of today, Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the Electoral College in the November presidential election and is expected to be confirmed as the 46th President of the United States.

President-elect Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theatre on November 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. (Getty Images)

Trump is pushing GOP lawmakers to muster "courage" and contest the electoral vote to overturn the election results. Pence, meanwhile, has been pressured by some Republicans to reject electoral votes from states where the election was plagued with allegations of widespread voter fraud. Wood expressed his skepticism of Pence on Parler, which was reposted on Twitter feed @Parlertakes.

"Tough way to start the day, but TRUTH is TRUTH," Wood posted. "I do NOT trust VP Mike Pence. He is wolf in sheep's clothing. Pence is only focused on himself & 2024. He does not support President Trump. Let Pence hear your voices & read your words. If he does not support Trump, his career is over. Warn him."



 

The same day, Wood also called on Pence to examine allegations against Biden and his son, Hunter, before certifying election results on January 6.

"I am 100% confident that if @VP or members of Congress spent 15 minutes reviewing contents of Hunter Biden laptop, they would NEVER let Joey 'Bribes' Biden get within missile range of White House," Wood tweeted. "Biden is a CCP [Chinese Communist Party] puppet, a criminal, & a pervert. A few other things too. None good."



 

It's worth noting that Wood has served as legal counsel in a number of high-profile cases, representing clients such as teen Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse, and Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who were indicted for unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with evidence in October this year. The McCloskeys grabbed headlines after they were pictured brandishing firearms as Black Lives Matter demonstrators who encroached on their property.

Trump has claimed that Biden won the election solely due to widespread voter fraud perpetrated by Democrats. He is yet to concede the 2020 election despite Inauguration Day rapidly approaching.

Pence's authority to overturn the results has been deemed inconsequential considering all 50 states have already certified their electoral votes. Nonetheless, Texas Republican Representative Louie Gohmert filed a lawsuit against the Vice President seeking to prevent Pence from declaring Biden the winner of the Electoral College vote, according to Newsweek.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) questions Attorney General William Barr who appears before the House Oversight Committee on July 28, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. (Getty Images)

Pence has "exclusive authority and sole discretion to open and permit the counting of the electoral votes for a given state" and declaring Biden as the next president would be "unconstitutional," according to the lawsuit.

"Five states are sending two sets of electors and [Pence] has to be able to determine which ones are based on fraud and which ones were not based on fraud," Gohmert told KLTV on Wednesday. "So that's what we're seeking, a declaration that he can do just that."

Gohmert's attorneys stated in the lawsuit that they had attempted to "resolve the underlying legal issues by agreement" with Pence's team before the litigation was filed, but those attempts were "not successful."
 

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