From Politico, by Jack Shafer:
Pence searched for a way to satisfy Trump’s order to invalidate the election, according to Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s Peril. To that end, Pence asked fellow Hoosier and former Vice President Dan Quayle if there was any way he could pause certification. There’s not much heroism at work when a blockhead, caught in a squeeze by his boss, asks a dunce for advice. Either Pence was looking for a way to satisfy Trump’s order to invalidate the election or he wanted more assurances he couldn’t do it. Regardless, as luck would have it, Quayle performed above his weight class and delivered the correct verdict. “Mike, you have no flexibility on this. None. Zero. Forget it. Put it away,” Quayle reportedly said.