Something very unusual is taking place in the U.S. Senate a day before a joint session of Congress convenes to certify Joe Biden’s electoral victory in the 2020 presidential election, and now it seems no one seems to know exactly who will be presiding on Wednesday.

According to Roll Call:

“Iowa Sen. Charles E. Grassley, 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.'”

Several minutes later, Grassley’s office sought to clarify exactly what the senator had been trying to convey:

That seems to square with what a Fox News congressional reporter found out, too:

Pence is in a difficult position. As VP, he has to remain loyal to Trump, but he also has to perform his official duties in certifying the election results. But doing so could threaten his own political future and lead the MAGA faithful to brand him a traitor.

One thing is clear: We’ll just have to wait another 24 hours and see exactly what transpires during that joint session of Congress on Wednesday.

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