Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, is "not welcome" on WH grounds.
President Donald Trump banned Vice President Pence's chief of staff Marc Short today after Pence refused to reject fraudulently chosen electors during the congressional joint session.
Trump had tweeted earlier this week that Pence as Vice President has the authority to do so.
"The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors," Trump tweeted yesterday.
Trump made this statement only after consulting with constitutional law professors, confirmed by the Associated Press (AP).
Philip Melanchthon Wegmann, a White House reporter, confirmed that Short had been banned from the President's abode.
"CONFIRMED: Short tells me he is not allowed back on White House grounds: 'He's blaming me for advice to VP,'" Wegmann tweeted.
Bloomberg journalists also report that National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger, Deputy Chief of Staff Chris Liddell are considering resigning.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said President Trump did tell Marc Short that he wasn’t welcome at the White House for advising Pence not to go along with what Trump wanted.
Pence released a statement today explaining why he chose to disobey the President.
President Trump blasted Pence for the betrayal, tweeting "Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!"