Pence: ‘After All the Things I’ve Done for Trump’

“I’ve known Mike Pence forever. I’ve never seen Pence as angry as he was today. I had a long conversation with him. He said, ‘After all the things I’ve done for Trump.’”

— Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), quoted by Tulsa World, after President Trump directed his disdain toward Pence for refusing to interfere in the electoral vote count.

Trump Won’t Be Allowed Into Scotland to Play Golf

“Coming to play golf is not what I would consider to be an essential purpose.”

— Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, said President Trump will not be allowed to visit the country to play golf during Joe Biden’s inauguration, as reports indicated he was planning, the Independent reports. Given the global pandemic, Sturgeon stressed it is currently illegal to travel in or out of the country without a valid reason.

Why Raffensperger Released the Call

“If President Trump wouldn’t have tweeted out anything and would’ve stayed silent, we would’ve stayed silent as well. If you’re going to put out stuff that we don’t believe is true, then we will respond in kind.”

— Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) told WATL that he considered his phone call with President Trump to be a “private conversation” and would not have shared details of it if the president had not sent a false tweet about it.

They’re Either Traitors or Patriots

“We invited each of the 12 senators involved in plotting this disgraceful effort to come on the show this morning, to try to defend and explain their position. Each of them declined or failed to respond. It all recalls what Ulysses Grant once wrote in 1861: ‘There are but two parties now, traitors and patriots.’ How would you describe the parties today?”

— Jake Tapper, on CNN.