The news is out: [In the latest stunning development in Republican attempts to upend a democratic presidential election, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro falsely insisted Saturday night that Vice President Mike Pence can arbitrarily postpone inauguration day.
The Constitution clearly states that inauguration day is Jan. 20, and Donald Trump and Pence’s terms end at noon that day.
Navarro in an interview on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine” Pirro called for yet another investigation into the presidential election to probe baseless allegations of fraud, and appeared to refer to a demand Saturday for a 10-day audit of election returns by 11 GOP senators.
If an investigation continues past Jan. 20, the inauguration will simply have to be put off, Navarro said.
“Vice President Pence, he has the authority to give that 10-day window to do what needs to get done,” Navarro insisted, as Pirro nodded. “I cannot imagine when he looks at the facts he won’t vote the right way on that.”]
Stupidity can be painful, yet many politicians seem to enjoy it.