What Does Mike Pence Think About January 6?

by Jan Frazier

Manchester, N.H. (Washington Insider Magazine)  Former Vice President Mike Pence said at a Republican dinner on Thursday that he really isn’t sure that he’ll ever concede to agreeing with former President Donald Trump concerning what happened on January 6.  However, he said that he is “proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years.”

It was at a Republican early-voting state dinner in New Hampshire that Pence gave the extensive remarks about January 6. “Hang Mike Pence” were the words that the angry Trump supporters were chanting as they stormed the Capitol. 

Pence said, “As I said that day, January 6 was a dark day in history of the United States Capitol. But thanks to the swift action of the Capitol Police and federal law enforcement, violence was quelled.”

After everything was in order on January 6, the Congress reconvened to finish their business. Pence stated, “You know, President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office. And I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day.” Pence stood by Trump for four years, through “controversy, investigation, and impeachment.” 

The 35-minute speech that Pence delivered was at the Hillsborough County Republican Committee’s once-a-year banquet called Lincoln-Reagan Awards Dinner in Manchester. Pence actually praised Trump a few times during his speech.

Pence added, “I will not allow Democrats or their allies in the media to use one tragic day to discredit the aspirations of millions of Americans. 

For my fellow Republicans, for our country, for our future, for our children and our grandchildren, we must move forward, united.”

Pence accused Biden’s administration of forcing through Congress “a Covid bill to fund massive expansion of the welfare state and pushing a so-called infrastructure bill that was really a thinly disguised climate change bill funded with a cut in the military and historic tax increases.”

In his speech, Pence emphasized “the need for states to shore up voter integrity,” and, in addition, Pence called the law enforcement heroes of the day.


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