Peter Navarro says Mike Pence's refusal to 'overturn election' one of the 'greatest betrayals of a president'
Navarro said that Pence's refusal to intervene in the counting of the Electoral Votes in Congress will 'go down in history as one of the greatest betrayals of a president and the country'
On the morning of February 13, 2021, Peter Navarro along with Steven Bannon on 'The War Room' discussed voter fraud. During that discussion, Navarro, an American economist and author, brought up former Vice President Mike Pence and his actions. Navarro said that Pence's refusal to intervene in the counting of the Electoral Votes in Congress will "go down in history as one of the greatest betrayals of a president and the country."
Navarro had served during the Trump administration as assistant to the president, director of Trade and Manufacturing policy, and the National Defense Production Act policy coordinator.
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What did Peter Navarro say?
As can be heard in the video below, Navarro said, "Look, what Mike Pence did to Donald J. Trump, I think will go down in history as one of the biggest betrayals imaginable. Because clearly, the Vice President had a mission up on Capitol Hill to get to the bottom of all the election fraud and irregularities that I document in the three volumes of the Navarro Report. And he refused to do that. And the fact that the riot happened… the last person on earth that wanted that to happen was Donald J. Trump. Because it allowed the vice president, it allowed the RINO Republicans, and it certainly allowed the Democrats to cancel what was going to be an investigation on January 6, which was going to be one of the greatest days in the history of the republic because it would have allowed an investigation into this fraud."
In a January 14, 2021, article by the Washington Examiner, it was reported that Navarro had claimed in his third election fraud report that Democratic operatives had apparently stolen the election from Trump. The 15-page report that was released less than one week before President Joe Bidens' inauguration, reportedly has evidence as "recent as December 22." The economist took to Twitter to post the report writing, "Navarro Report, Volume 3 provides a scholarly rendering of the potential number of illegal votes in the 2020 election. We welcome any who may dispute its finding because that is the nature of scholarly discourse."
So, the conversation that Navarro had with Bannon isn't surprising since he has made many claims that there was voter fraud involved in the 2020 election - in fact, volume 3 is titled 'Yes, Trump won'
Navarro Report, Volume 3 provides a scholarly rendering of the potential number of illegal votes in the 2020 election. We welcome any who may dispute its finding because that is the nature of scholarly discourse. https://t.co/WEDzhth4qo— Peter Navarro (@RealPNavarro) January 14, 2021
As for the claims against Pence, Navarro has said things before that put Pence in an awkward position. Last month, the trade adviser falsely said that then VP Pence could postpone Inauguration Day. In an interview with 'Justice With Judge Jeanine', he had asked for another investigation into the presidential election to investigate the allegations of fraud. "Vice President Pence, he has the authority to give that 10-day window to do what needs to get done. I cannot imagine when he looks at the facts he won’t vote the right way on that.”
After host Jeanine Pirro said, "January 20 cannot be changed; that’s constitutional," Navarro had said, "It can be changed, actually. 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 [the election] back for the people.” Of course, it is public knowledge that the 20th Amendment of the Consitution says, "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.”