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GOP senator says Pence did his ‘constitutional duty’ in certifying 2020 election

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday he believes former Vice President Mike Pence did his “constitutional duty” by certifying the 2020 election. 

During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” host Martha MacCallum played Barrasso a clip of Pence’s remarks about former President Trump saying the former vice president had the right to overturn the 2020 election. 

“And I heard this week that President Trump said I had the right to overturn the election. President Trump is wrong. I had no right to overturn the election,” Pence said at an event on Friday. “The presidency belongs to the American people, and the American people alone.” 

In response, Barrasso noted on Sunday that he voted to certify the election. 

“I think Mike Pence did his constitutional duty that day,” Barrasso told MacCallum. 

“It’s not the Congress that elects the president,” he added. “President Trump and Mike Pence did remarkable things for this country. I hope they can work out their differences.” 

Barrasso also said that the Republican Party has to be more unified and be more focused on issues including high prices, inflation and high crime rates in U.S. cities. 

“People of Wyoming are fed up as they are all across the country with what’s happening today. And my focus is on the future taking back the House taking back the Senate, the 2022 elections, not the 2020 elections,” Barrasso told MacCallum. 

“People are really concerned about empty shelves at the grocery store, high prices a dollar a gallon, higher price for gasoline, and open southern border with criminals,” he added. “People in Wyoming want me to focus on the future, not the past. That is where I’m focusing.”

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