President Donald Trump early Wednesday turned up the pressure on Vice President Mike Pence to take action during the Wednesday's joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College's vote for Joe Biden, saying a move to block the certification will allow him to him keep his presidency.
"If Vice President @Mike_Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency," Trump tweeted at about 2 a.m. "Many States want to decertify the mistake they made in certifying incorrect & even fraudulent numbers in a process NOT approved by their State Legislatures (which it must be). Mike can send it back!"
His tweet came after The New York Times reported that Pence told Trump on Tuesday that he does not have the power to block the certification, quoting people briefed on their conversation.
Pence's message came during his weekly lunch with Trump and hours after Trump tweeted that "the vice president has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors."
Trump followed up with more Twitter blasts aimed at his vice president.