After the events that unfolded in the US on Wednesday, January 6, the United States Vice President, Mike Pence, changed his Twitter profile to a photo of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Pence altered the bio in a surprising rebuke of his boss after Trump blamed him for not “helping him out” in the certification process of the Electoral College vote, using his ceremonial role as Senate President.
Senator Jim Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, said he talked to Vice President Mike Pence about President Trump’s criticisms of him, and Pence “was very upset with him.”
Inhofe also called Trump’s comments “regrettable.”
Pence on Wednesday publicly broke with Trump, saying he could not submit to demands to overthrow the results of the election.
Pence formalised his views in a letter to lawmakers, declaring he has no “unilateral authority to decide presidential contests” and could not change the results of the election.
“It is my considered judgement that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” he wrote.