Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, was denied access to the White House on Wednesday night, reportedly for offering Pence advice about the certification of the Electoral College vote that President Donald Trump did not like.
“SOURCE tells me: Chief of Staff to Vice President Mike Pence is being denied entry back into the White House. Working to confirm,” reported The Daily Caller’s Henry Rodgers on Wednesday night.
Real Clear Politics White House reporter Philip Wegmann confirmed the report later that night, speaking to Short directly.
“CONFRIMED: Short tells me he is not allowed back on White House grounds,” Wegmann noted.
“He’s blaming me for advice to VP,” Short told Wegmann.
“The ‘he’ here is Donald Trump,” the reporter clarified.
The “he” here is Donald Trump.
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) January 7, 2021
Trump expressed his anger at Pence on Wednesday following the vice president’s statement announcing his intention to not disrupt