SEE IT: Pence Says “Reckless” Trump Could Have Gotten Him Killed

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In this image from video released by the House Select Committee, Vice President Mike Pence talks on a phone from his secure evacuation location on Jan. 6 that is displayed as House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing Thursday, June 16, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (House Select Committee via AP)

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In his most candid remarks since the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol complex, former VP Mike Pence told ABC News that Trump could have gotten him killed that day.

“I mean, the president’s words were reckless. It was clear he decided to be part of the problem,” Pence told ABC host David Muir.

When Trump tweeted, as the chaos was unfolding, that Pence didn’t have the “courage” to overturn the 2020 election results, the vice president got angry.

“I turned to my daughter, who was standing nearby, and I said, ‘It doesn’t take courage to break the law. It takes courage to uphold the law,'” Pence said.

“The president’s words were reckless and his actions were reckless,” Pence said. “The president’s words that day at the rally [before the riot] endangered me and my family and everyone at the Capitol building.”

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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  1. It takes courage to uphold the law which is exactly why you need to board the next flight to Iowa & commence campaigning all 99 counties in Iowa, and run for the presidency come 11/5/2024 and become President Mike Pence the 47th President, and needless to say, you have our vote

  2. Trump DID NOT ask him to cancel the election as he says, and he knows it. He just asked him to do what the constitution says black on white: to send it back to the legislatures in those states. The constitution says the electors should be sent by the legislators, and in these cases they were sent by the governors, who never gave a chance to the legislators to do their job. (In “good times” there were no issues so it became the governors thing, and the legislators sending them became just a formality, but in reality it’s their call!)
    He simply chose the Washington establishment over Trump / the American people. And he knows it.

  3. Pence’s long time sponsors the Coce brothers (or whatever their name is) were always for open borders etc. just like all corporate globalists, but they laid low during Trump’s 4 years.
    DeSantis can end-up the same way. It’s a pretty common pattern in Washington: A great conservative does a great conservative job in his state, handles the Media well etc. then comes to Washington with the help of Wal-street etc. etc. and gets all swamped up. That is the norm.
    Trump and Reagan were the exception.

  4. Michael Richard Pence is one of the finest men to ever serve our nation as vice-president. A man of sterling character, an excellent communicator and debater, and a lover of Israel to boot. I echo the sentiments of my fellow commenters. I would vote for him for president in a New York minute.

  5. It’s refreshing to see how former MAGA Trumpians (especially in the yeshiva and Fox News world) are slowly coming out their Trumpian hypnosis after seven scary years. Pence. DeSantes, Nikki Haley and others would all be wonderful choices for 2024. Trump cares only about himself. Not his country. Hoping he disappears into oblivion, along with his instigators and enablers at Fox News (Carlson, Hannity, and Ingram).

  6. Politico reports this as follows:

    > During the height of the melee inside and outside the Capitol, Trump tweeted: “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution.”

    > Asked about that tweet by Muir, Pence said: “It angered me, but I turned to my daughter, who was standing nearby, and I said, ‘It doesn’t take courage to break the law. It takes courage to uphold the law.’”

    This sounds as if the daughter was there in person in the Capitol during the relevant “melee”. But what I remember is that (contrary to all precedent, including trump’s 2016/2017 election) observers were forbidden to be anywhere inside “The People’s House” allegedly because of COVID. How come she was there?

  7. All cause mortality in every country seems to be rising pretty high. Those stats reflect people who actually got killed. But, hey, thanks for sharing such relevant news about political actor Pence. I would have guessed this was an AP mockingbird piece.

  8. Nowhere in the constitution does it say that it is the VP’s job to send anything back to the legislatures in any states.
    He did his ceremonial job and anything else that he was asked to do was unconstitutional.

  9. MDshwecks, have you ever bothered to read the constitution? I bet you have never read it, because what you wrote is a load of garbage. The constitution does NOT say the electors should be sent by the legislators. Nor does it say, in black on white, or green on purple, or in any other color, anything about “sending it back to the legislatures”.

    Eastman’s theory that the VP can decide which votes are invalid and order that they not be counted is not obviously wrong, but it’s not obviously right either. The problem is that the constitution does not say who is supposed to count the votes. It says “the votes shall be counted”, but it is completely silent about who shall count them. And that means it is silent about who can decide whether a vote is invalid and shouldn’t be counted. Does the VP decide that? Does Congress? There is no way to answer that.