WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 05: Former Vice President Dan Quayle (L) greets Vice President Mike Pence during the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral December 05, 2018 in Washington, DC. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States.
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Dan Quayle served as the US vice president from 1989 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush.
A Republican, Quayle also served as a US senator from Indiana between 1981 and 1989.
He had advice for Mike Pence in 2020, as Trump stirred falsehoods about the presidential election.
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Desperate to please his boss, who wanted him to effectively overturn the results of the 2020 election, former Vice President Mike Pence turned to one of his predecessors, Dan Quayle, for advice, according to a new book by reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
Was there anything he could do to block President Joe Biden’s victory?
“Mike, you have no flexibility on this. None. Zero. Forget it. Put it away,” Quayle, who served as vice president under President George H.W. Bush, reportedly told him, CNN reported.
Former President Donald Trump had wanted Pence to block the certification of his electoral loss on January 6, claiming he had the power “to reject fraudulently chosen electors.” In their book, “Peril,” Woodward and Costa write that Pence was torn.
“You don’t know the position I’m in,” Pence told Quayle.
According to the US Constitution, the winner of the presidency is the person who receives “a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed.” In a 2020 report, the Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan arm of the federal government, said it had “not identified any instances …read more
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