Pence to fight special counsel subpoena on 2020 election

Mike Pence

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Vice President Mike Pence is planning to fight a subpoena by the special counsel overseeing investigations into efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

That’s according to people familiar with his thinking.

Pence and his attorneys are planning to cite constitutional grounds as they prepare to resist the grand jury subpoena issued by special counsel Jack Smith.

They argue that because Pence was serving in his role as president of the Senate on Jan. 6, 2021 as he presided over a joint session of Congress to certify the election results, he is protected from being forced to address his actions under the Constitution’s “speech or debate” clause.

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2/14/2023 1:23:40 PM (GMT -6:00)

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