Pence defies Trump, says he cannot overturn the will of the people

Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday defied President Donald Trump by issuing a statement saying he did not have the authority to reject the electoral votes.

Pence issued his statement just minutes before a joint session of Congress to certify the election victory of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala D. Harris.


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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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