The biggest protest in Washington D.C. history is expected to take place from January 5th through January 6th, the day the joint session of Congress is expected to certify the election results. With tensions high and stakes even higher, both sides are preparing for something big.
Democrats claim, without proof that President Trump will try to “stage a coup.” The mayor of D.C. has activated the national guard to help with traffic control and yet still there are those on the left who believe this can end up in President Trump somehow staying in office.
President Trump’s supporters may very well show up in the millions and if they do, it will be the largest protest in D.C. history. The protest is timed to coincide with the congress’s certification of the election results, where Vice President Pence is expected to have an outsized role in dealing with elector slates from states that have voter irregularities. Pence can decide to have the legislators in the states in question discuss the efficacy of the elections in their states, thus postponing the certification process.
“[Pence] can ask that question to the states and say, ‘Well, legislators, you know, I have an oath to the Constitution to uphold the Constitution as written in Article II Section 1.2, which says the state legislatures direct the manner in which electoral delegates are selected. So you tell me which of these two slates was selected in the manner that your general assembly has designated,’” Jenna Ellis, President Trump’s attorney said.
“And that’s a fair question. That’s not exercising discretion. That’s not setting up any sort of bad precedent,” she added. “That’s actually returning the authority to the constitutionally protected entity and just simply directing that question I think would then require a response from these very committed, to put it lightly, state legislators that haven’t been willing to act, and it would in fact then give a very clean outcome to this election.”
With millions outside and millions more around the country ready to fight for Trump, Pence very well may send the slates back to the legislators for discussion.
The Democrats may call this a coup, but it is completely constitutional and in this case, necessary to get to the bottom of the irregularities.