According to Washington Post reporters’ upcoming book “Peril” bob woodward and Robert Costa, Trump spent his last days in office pressuring the vice president mike pence To Disrupt the official election certification process.
Trump reportedly told Pence, “If you don’t do this then I don’t want to be your friend anymore.”
Pence was apparently so torn between his loyalty to the president and his oath to defend the Constitution that he sought advice from Quayle.
Although Trump believed that his VP could easily out-maneuver the election results, Quayle reportedly said bluntly to Pence: “Mike, you have no flexibility on this. None. Zero. Let it be. Put it away.”
Pence reportedly said this is what he repeatedly told Trump, “BBut he really thinks he can. And there are other people also saying that I have this power.”
According to the book, Pence then repeated some of his boss’ false election fraud claims in places like Arizona.
Quayle shuts him down.
“Mike, I live in Arizona,” Quayle said. “There’s nothing here.”
When Quayle served as vice president in the late 1980s and early ’90s, he was lambasted as a gaffe-rider mild.
So the news that he may have prevented a constitutional crisis has shocked many, including MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
“Wow,” said Michelle in the section below. “Dan Quayle comes to the rescue of the Republic.”