U.S. President Donald Trump called a lie Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to change the results of the election for head of state.
“He never said such a thing. The vice president and I fully agree that the vice president has the authority to act,” Trump said. The president called a report by The New York Times reporting on Pence’s rejection “fake news.”
Earlier, the U.S. publication, citing sources, reported that the vice president told Trump he lacked the necessary authority to suspend confirmation of the electoral votes in the Jan. 6 joint session of the U.S. Congress. Pence, as president of the Senate, will preside over this session, in which congressmen will have to formally confirm the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
On November 3, 2020, the next U.S. presidential election was held. The vote count and proceedings are still ongoing. According to media estimates, Biden won the number of electoral votes necessary for victory, thus beating the incumbent U.S. leader Donald Trump. The Democrat has already declared himself the elected president of the United States. Trump, in turn, said that Biden rushed to call himself the new leader of the country.