Trump leaned closely on Pence to attempt to block the certification of the Electoral Faculty outcomes, however Pence stated he couldn’t.
“You don’t perceive, Mike. You are able to do this. I don’t want to be your friend anymore should you don’t do that,” he stated, in response to “Peril,” the upcoming e book by Washington Put up journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
“That should’ve been powerful to listen to,” Colbert stated. “However then once more, the following day on the Capitol riot, Mike Pence discovered some new pals to hold with.”
Pence, together with the remainder of Congress, was evacuated in the midst of the election certification course of on Jan. 6 when pro-Trump insurrectionists attacked the U.S. Capitol.
The certification later resumed, and, with Pence presiding, it confirmed that Joe Biden gained the 2020 election.
Colbert additionally discusses different revelations from the brand new e book in his Tuesday night time monologue:
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