The Constitution created a role at the end of the presidential election process for vice presidents, and it has been an uncomfortable one on numerous occasions. That’s likely to be the case for Vice President Pence on Wednesday as well.

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 13: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, speaks about Operation Warp Speed with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden at the White House on November 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. The is the first time President Trump has spoken since election night last week, as COVID-19 infections surge in the United States. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)