Mixed messages being sent out Regarding Electoral Vote Certification …
Grassley Says Pence Will Skip Electoral Vote Certification
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), the Senate president pro tempore, says he and not Vice President Mike Pence will preside over the certification of Electoral College votes, since “we don’t expect him to be there,” Roll Call reports.
Grassley also said he will listen to debate and that “it would be really wrong for me to say I have my mind made up.”
A Grassley spokesman later clarified to the New York Times that the senator does not “have any indication Pence won’t be present,” although that’s exactly what he said.
Pence’s Office Denies Report He Won’t Preside Tomorrow
Vice President Mike Pence’s office told NBC News that he is still expected to preside tomorrow over the certification of the Electoral College vote, contrary to what Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) told reporters.