Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) said if she had been the vice-president on Jan. 6 2021, she would not have certified the results of the presidential election.
In the weeks after the November 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and his allies pressured then-Vice-President Mike Pence to not certify the results of the election in Congress based on false claims that the election was rigged.
Pence certified election results after he was advised that he would be breaking the law if he hadn’t.
In a contentious interview with CNN’s Kaitlan Collins on Thursday Stefanik, who has been floated as a possible Trump VP nominee, said she would not have certified the results of the election.
“I would not have done what Mike Pence did,” she said. “I don’t think that was the right approach. I specifically stand by what I said on the House floor.”
“So, you would have rejected the votes?” Collin’s asked.
Stefanik claims there was “constitutional overreach” in states like Pennsylvania because “there was circumventing state legislatures, unilaterally changing election law.”
“Tens of millions of Americans agree with me,” she added.
“Because Republicans are sowing doubt about the election,” Collins noted.