Former Vice President Mike Pence.
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Mike Pence has said that Donald Trump “endangered my family” in the January 6 riots.
In the lead-up to the Jan. 6 riots, Trump urged Pence to overturn the 2020 election results.
Pence has not ruled out running in the 2024 elections.
Mike Pence has accused Donald Trump of endangering his family in the January 6 riots.
Speaking at the annual Gridiron Dinner, an annual white-tie gathering of Washington’s political and journalistic elite, the former vice president said: “His reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day, and I know history will hold Donald Trump accountable.” AP reports.
In the lead-up to the January 6 riots in Washington, DC, Trump urged Pence to overturn the 2020 election results. Pence refused.
“I had no right to overturn the election,” he told the event.
Trump was furious at Pence for this and tweeted during the riots to say, “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution.”
Rioters chanted “hang Mike Pence” as they stormed the Capitol building and erected a noose.
In the January 6 committee’s final report, they said that “the President of the United States had riled up a mob that hunted his own Vice President.”
The Gridiron Dinner is known for its comedic atmosphere, and Pence used to make some pointed jibes at his old boss.
Pence quipped: I read that some of those classified documents they found in Mar-a-Lago were actually stuck in the president’s Bible,” Pence said, referencing the ongoing saga of investigations into Trump. “Which proves he had absolutely no idea they were there.”
Pence to make a presidential bid in 2024?
Former President elect Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Mike Pence acknowledge the crowd during the first stop of his post-election tour, in Cincinnati on December 1, 2016.
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Pence’s comments are the latest in a string of condemnations for his former running mate. Last month, Pence said he is “confident we’ll have better choices than my old running mate come 2024.”
Whilst Pence has not confirmed he is running in the 2024 elections, he has made it clear that a bid for the Republican nomination is not off the table.
Speaking on NBC, Pence said “we’ve been traveling around the country over the last few years, we’ve gotten a lot …read more
Source:: Business Insider