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Mike Pence Says ‘History Will Hold Donald Trump Accountable For January 6th’ – Usky News

Washington: Former US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday delivered his most forceful rebuke to date of his one-time boss Donald Trump, saying that history will hold him accountable for his role in the attack on January 6, 2021. us capital,
Pence was at the Capitol when thousands of Trump supporters stormed the building in an effort to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which Trump lost to Joe Biden.
The Vice President has the constitutional role of President of the Senate. pence The formal act of approving the votes of the Electoral College to select the President and Vice President was, as usual, presiding.
During the siege, Trump sent several tweets, including one asking Republicans to “fight back” and others making false claims of voter fraud. He also criticized Pence for certifying the results.
“President Trump was wrong,” Pence told assembled reporters and his guests at the Gridiron Dinner, an annual white-tie event in Washington, D.C.
“I had no right to overturn the election, and his reckless words put my family and everyone at the Capitol in danger that day, and I know history will hold Donald Trump accountable.”
Pence, who is considering a run for the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election, was whisked to safety by law enforcement during the attack.
He rarely addressed 6 January in the months following the incident, but criticized the rioters and his former boss’s behavior that day.
He has sharply criticized Trump’s conduct in recent media interviews, and in a memoir released in November, he accused Trump of putting his family at risk.
Still, Pence’s comments on Saturday were his most accurate to date.
He said, ‘What happened that day was shameful. “And it mocks decency to portray it in any way. As long as I live, I will never diminish the injuries, the lives lost, or the heroism of law enforcement on that tragic day.”
A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment outside business hours.
Pence’s relationship with Trump has been complicated since both left office. He criticized the former president’s behavior but avoided Trump’s harshest rebuke. He also refused to cooperate with a House of Representatives committee investigating the Capitol attack, calling the work done by a predominantly Democratic body as partisan.
The former vice president’s comments on Saturday indicate he is prepared to distance himself more forcefully from Trump as the 2024 campaign heats up — even if it means millions of Republican voters still loyal to the former president. Are.
His comments come just days after conservative television host Tucker Carlson aired security footage of the Capitol attack, claiming that many of the rioters were “orderlies”.
Carlson’s portrayal on January 6 was sharply criticized by Democrats in the Senate and several high-profile Republicans, although many other Republicans – especially in the House – shrugged off the episode.


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