Mike Pence held a campaign rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Wednesday when he was confronted by an angry audience member who blamed him for putting Joe Biden in the White House.
During the event, a woman confronted Pence for allowing the 2020 election results to move forward for a final vote before Congress, accusing the former Vice President of failing America.
“Do you ever second-guess yourself? That was a constitutional right that you had to send those votes back to the states… If it wasn’t for your vote, we would not have Joe Biden in the White House,” the woman charged at Pence.
Pence looked visibly angered by the honesty of the woman.
He then began pointing at the woman to defend his vote, ultimately putting Biden in the White House.
“I say this with great affection and respect. The Constitution is very clear. My job was to oversee a session of Congress where objections could be heard, and I made sure that objections would be recognized so we would hear whatever evidence or whether debate there was,” Pence said.
“But the Constitution says you open and count the votes. No more, no less. The Constitution affords no authority for the vice president or anyone else to reject votes or return votes to the states,” Pence continued.
“It’s never been done before, should never be done in the future. I’m sorry, ma’am, but that’s actually what the Constitution says,” he added.
“No vice president in American history ever asserted the authority that you have been convinced that I had. But I want to tell you, with all due respect, I said before, I said when I announced,” Pence said.
“President Trump was wrong about my authority that day, and he’s still wrong,” Pence declared.
However, Pence failed to tell the audience about his promise to Americans that “We’ll have our day in Congress. We’ll hear the objections. We’ll hear the evidence.”