Lawyer Lin Wood is continuing his battle against the 2020 election results in support of Donald Trump and continues to stir controversy with his attacks on Vice President Mike Pence.
"If Pence is arrested, @SecPompeo will save the election. Pence will be in jail awaiting trial for treason. He will face execution by firing squad. He is a coward & will sing like a bird & confess ALL," he tweeted on Friday.
According to Wood, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a "truth-giver" on the side of Trump.
"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo @SecPompeo is a truth-giver. When Sec. Pompeo speaks, listen carefully." he tweeted shortly after his call for Pence's arrest.
Pence is set to oversee the ratification of Electoral College votes on January 6, which will certify Democrat and President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Although Wood and others have attempted to pressure Pence to interfere, legal historian Jed Shugerman noted that the former Indiana governor does not have the authority to alter the outcome of the congressional session.
As reported by the Washington Examiner, Justice Department lawyers representing Pence on Thursday pushed for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to throw out Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert's lawsuit, which is allegedly part of a plan to overturn Biden's victory. According to a tweet from Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy, Wood's recent comments at the U.S. lawmaker are due to his role in opposing the lawsuit.
Wood's Friday remarks have drawn backlash from many. As noted by Washington Examiner chief political correspondent Byron York on Twitter, the lawyer has faced questions about his mental health after his call for Pence's arrest.
Elsewhere, HuffPost White House correspondent S.V. Dáte sounded the alarm on Wood's comments and his proximity to the president and his administration.
"Joking aside, this Lin Wood guy is immensely popular among the Q-anon cult," he tweeted.
"What's more, he's tight with Sidney Powell, who has BEEN IN WEST WING MEETINGS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES."
Pro-Trump pastor Greg Locke also appears to have turned on Pence. He criticized the former lawmaker's apparent unwillingness to oppose the certification of Biden's victory and compared him to Benedict Arnold, the American military officer who became notorious for his defection to the British in the Revolutionary War.