Vice President Mike Pence arrived at the White House for the first time since Wednesday when he attracted President Trump’s fury for refusing to prevent Congress from certifying results of the November election.
Although reports suggest Cabinet secretaries had discussed invoking the power, a senior administration official told the Washington Examiner that there had been no moves to begin the process.
“As of this morning, that conversation hasn’t been brought to him by a Cabinet member,” said the official. “It is still a hypothetical.”
Pence, who received his second dose of coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, has been one of Trump’s most dependable allies during his four years in office. He was repeatedly pressed into service to smooth over ruffled feathers when the president offended conservative supporters.
This week he was propelled to the forefront of