Former Vice President Mike Pence stated at a Wednesday event that he would give “serious consideration” to testifying before the House Committee on January 6.
What Pence Had to Say
At a gathering on August 17 at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, former Vice President Pence stated, “If there were an invitation to participate, I would consider it. I’ve brought up the US Constitution a couple of times already this morning.”
“According to the Constitution, our three governmental branches are equal in power. I would have to consider any offer in light of the special position I was holding as vice president.”
The Jan. 6 committee members who are looking into the Capitol hack stated in June that they were debating whether to force Pence to testify.
The panel has not formally invited Pence, despite believing that former President Trump’s allegations of election fraud were a major contributor to the violence on January 6, 2021.
Just In: Mike Pence said he "would consider" testifying to the J6 Committee if asked.
RT if you agree they should subpoena his testimony immediately.
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) August 17, 2022
Pence cautioned the audience not to draw any hasty conclusions, despite the fact that it would be “unique in history” for a vice president to be called to appear on Capitol Hill.
He said, “My first responsibility is to continue keeping my pledge and continuing to preserve the system of governance established by the Constitution.”
Aides to Pence said before the Jan. 6 panel in a June session that Trump pressed the vice president before and after the Capitol breach to reverse his loss in the 2020 election.
Pence’s top worker at the time, Marc Short, appeared before a federal grand jury looking into the attack; one of his senior advisers gave testimony to the committee on January 6.
Trump’s supporters contended the then-vice president had the authority to delay the certifying of electoral votes under the language of the 12th Amendment. Pence, however, refuted this assertion.
Pence finally disagreed with Trump’s claim of electoral legitimacy in January, which led to a heightened demonstration that day at the Capitol.
Videos and pictures demonstrate that Pence and his group were taken out of the US Senate and moved to a safe area a few floors below.
Honored to be here at the Tri-County Republican Leadership Reception with the Republican leaders who are leading the Great American Comeback in 2022 here in the Granite State! pic.twitter.com/7ZAP8bxpK9
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) August 18, 2022
As reported by The Hill, Mike Pence hinted on Wednesday that his planned biography, due out in November, will contain more of his opinions, while maintaining that the American public deserves to know what happened on January 6.
He did attack the composition of the Democratic-led panel, which is made up of nine congressmembers but only two Republicans, both of whom are vocal Trump detractors and voted to remove the past president in January 2021.
As Pence continues to make speeches and has recently completed high-profile appearances in early primary states including New Hampshire, South Carolina, Iowa, and Nevada, rumors about a Pence 2024 presidential run have grown.This article appeared in Conservative Cardinal and has been published here with permission.