Pence and Trump Engage in Fiery Exchange Over Jan 6
In a fiery exchange, President Trump and his ex-vice president, Mike Pence, engaged in a heated clash on Wednesday. Their battle unfolded as both men vie for the coveted title of Republican Party nominee in 2024.
Pence launched a scathing attack on the former president during an interview on Fox News with host Martha MacCallum. The tension escalated as they delved into the federal charges Trump faced just yesterday, relating to his alleged efforts to overturn the election.
“But let’s be clear on this point. It wasn’t just that he asked for a pause. The president specifically asked me, and his gaggle of crackpot lawyers asked me to literally reject votes, which would have resulted in the issue being turned over to the House of Representatives,” Pence said. “And literally chaos would have ensued.”
Pence encouraged people to read the indictment for themselves, emphasizing the importance of personal examination and understanding. He expressed his hope that the former president would not have to face any charges, as it would be a positive outcome for both the individual and the nation.
“I don’t know if the government can meet the standard, the burden of proof beyond reasonable doubt for criminal charges,” he said. “But the American people deserve to know that President Trump and his advisors didn’t just ask me to pause. They asked me to reject votes, return votes, essentially to overturn the election — and to keep faith with the oath that I made to the American people and to Almighty God, I rejected that out of hand, and I did my duty that day.”
President Trump and his gaggle of crackpot lawyers asked me to reject electoral votes and chaos would have ensued. To keep faith with the oath that I made to the American people and to Almighty God, I did my duty that day. pic.twitter.com/FktUIODXCF
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) August 2, 2023
Trump fired back at Pence’s latest remarks in a scathing post on social media, unleashing a torrent of fiery words that left no doubt about his stance: “I feel badly for Mike Pence, who is attracting no crowds, enthusiasm, or loyalty from people who, as a member of the Trump Administration, should be loving him.”
“He didn’t fight against Election Fraud, which we will now be easily able to prove based on the most recent Fake Indictment & information which will have to be made available to us, finally – a really BIG deal,” Trump continued. “The V.P. had power that Mike didn’t understand, but after the Election, the RINOS & Dems changed the law, taking that power away!”