Washington Examiner, November 2020
As President Trump claims victory and posts bombastic tweets alleging electoral fraud, Vice President Mike Pence has adopted a familiar role: offering a nuanced defense of the president’s actions to conservative audiences.
“I want to promise you: We are going to keep fighting until every legal vote is counted, and until every illegal vote is thrown out,” he told the Young America’s Foundation’s fall college retreat on Friday. “And whatever the outcome at the end of the process, I promise you: We will never stop fighting to make America great again.”
Pence had planned to spend the week on vacation in Florida, recharging his batteries after the campaign. Instead, with results being challenged and Trump yet to concede, he was pressed into service. On Friday evening, he was due to appear behind closed doors at the Council for National Policy, where he was expected to outline the rationale for fighting on and outline the president’s achievements, according to an administration official familiar with the remarks.