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If Trump Is Right About Pence, Kamala Harris Picks The Next President, Quips Dem Lawmaker

If Donald Trump is true that former Vice President Mike Pence might have single-handedly tossed out the results of the 2020 presidential election, which means present Vice President Kamala Harris will get to decide on the subsequent president, quipped Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.).

Pence didn’t — nor will Harris — have the suitable to unilaterally choose a president no matter voters’ selection.

But Lofgren was mocking Trump’s declare. If it had been as much as a vice chairman — and never the nation’s voters — to decide on the following president, a political get together would by no means stop the Oval Office.

“I guess the former president is saying that the vice president gets to choose the next president,” Lofgren mentioned Sunday on CNN. (Check out the video above at 1:40.) “In which case, Kamala Harris will be presiding at the [next] counting of the [electoral] votes. I guess he’s saying she gets to chose who the next president is.”

Lofgren, a member of the House choose committee investigating the riot on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, added, smiling: “That’s clearly not what the Constitution provides for. He must be kidding.”

He didn’t sound like he was kidding. Pence “did have the right to change the outcome” of the presidential election, Trump said in a statement Sunday. “Unfortunately, he didn’t exercise that power, he could have overturned the Election!”

MSNBC’s Ari Melber early final month challenged Trump’s former commerce adviser Peter Navarro, who additionally boldly mentioned plans to overthrow the presidential election.

Melber accused Navarro of maneuvering to leverage the remaining “incumbent losing party`s power” to “reverse” Trump’s defeat. “Do you realize you`re describing a coup?” Melber requested.

“If the incumbent administration, through the president or the vice president, could just cancel the election outcome … then a lot of people would try to stay in power,” Melber added. “We have an entire system designed to thwart” that concept.

Trump’s critics on Twitter — tongues firmly in cheek — liked the thought of Harris choosing the following president, simply the best way the previous president thinks it must be.

This article initially appeared on HuffPost and has been up to date.

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