The most recent move by both President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence has raised some eyebrows.
President Trump ended his New Years’ celebration early at his Mar-a-Lago resort and VP Pence also ended his New Years’ trip to Colorado earlier than planned.
President Trump and Pence’s early return to the White House comes around the same time after Pence rejected Rep Gohmert’s lawsuit challenging to overturn the election.
This leads one to speculate did President Trump confront Pence about his recent rejection of Gohmert’s suit?
Is there a big announcement having to do with our National security?
— New York Post (@nypost) January 1, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) January 1, 2021
The New York Post added more details on Trump’s return to the White House:
President Trump has cut his holiday vacation at his Mar-a-Lago club short and will return to the White House on Thursday morning, the administration announced.
The White House did not provide any explanation for the sudden schedule change, only advising that the commander-in-chief, joined by first lady Melania Trump, would be flying home in the late morning.
The first family was originally expected to stay at his Winter White House until at least after New Year’s Day, allowing the president to still host his annual New Year’s Eve party.
BREAKING REPORT: Expert says Ruling in Gohmert Lawsuit Could ‘Be BIG GAME CHANGER’ for Vote Count on Jan. 6..
Take note.. Trump returned to the White House early and Mike Pence has cancelled his overseas trip.
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) December 31, 2020
Before Pence went back to the White House from his vacation in Colorado, he had his lawyers reject Rep. Gohmert’s lawsuit which aimed to overturn the election.
USA Today shared more details:
Vice President Mike Pence has asked a federal judge to reject a lawsuit filed by a group of Republicans who want to put the authority to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s election win in the hands of the vice president.
Pence, in a 14-page filing by Justice Department attorneys Thursday evening, claimed the lawsuit should be brought against Congress.
“[T]hese plaintiffs’ suit is not a proper vehicle for addressing those issues because plaintiffs have sued the wrong defendant,” the response states, continuing that Pence “is ironically the very person whose power they seek to promote.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and a group of other Republicans filed the suit against Pence this week, arguing that the vice president has the constitutional authority to decide which states’ Electoral College votes to count.
It’s not 100% clear the reason why both Pence and Trump both returned from their New Year’s Eve vacation around the same time but Pence’s rejection of Gohmert’s lawsuit could be a good reason why.