Pence says he will fight subpoena as far as Supreme Court

The article reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case related to former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

The case, brought by a group of Republican lawmakers, sought to challenge the certification of the election results in several swing states.

The article notes that the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case effectively ends the legal challenges related to the election, and underscores the lack of evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 vote.

Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that he will challenge a subpoena by the special counsel overseeing Trump investigations to compel his testimony before a grand jury — pursuing it to the Supreme Court if necessary.

Special counsel Jack Smith, appointed by the Justice Department, is investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Trump spent the days before Jan. 6, 2021, aggressively pressuring Pence to reject the outcome, even though Pence had no power to do so. Pence was at the U.S. Capitol presiding over a joint session of Congress as Trump’s supporters violently stormed the building that day.

“Let me first be clear: I’m going to fight the Biden DOJ subpoena for me to appear before the grand jury because I believe it’s unconstitutional and it’s unprecedented,” Pence told reporters in Iowa, the state that will hold the first contest of the 2024 nominating sequence.

“Never before in American history has a vice president been summoned to appear in court to testify against the president with whom they serve,” he said.

Pence said he was prepared to take the case “as far as it needs to go, if needs be to the Supreme Court of the United States.”