Mike Pence took arguably his biggest jab at President Trump for the events that transpired on January 6th during Saturday’s Gridiron Dinner in Washington D.C.
The former vice president said history would hold Trump “accountable” for J6.
Pence firmly supported the fake news narrative that January 6th was a ‘violent insurrection.’
He called that day a “disgrace.”
“His reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day, and I know history will hold Donald Trump accountable,” Pence said.
“Tourists don’t injure 140 police officers by sightseeing. Tourists don’t break down doors to get to the speaker of the House,” Pence said in reference to reporting on the newly-released J6 surveillance footage.
"Tourists don't injure 140 police officers by sightseeing. Tourists don't break down doors to get to the speaker of the House," Mike Pence said in reference to reporting on the newly-released J6 surveillance footage. https://t.co/oHsgZoLyPz
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) March 12, 2023
Pence’s comments come after Monday’s J6 surveillance footage expose that obliterated the fake news narrative.
New J6 Footage Shows Capitol Police Escorted “QAnon Shaman” to US Senate Chamber
Donald Trump was “wrong” on Jan. 6, 2021, and history will hold him accountable for it.
That was the message former Vice President Mike Pence delivered at a Washington, D.C., dinner on Saturday night, in what amounted to his most forceful rebuke to date of the former president.
Pence laid into Trump for his efforts to pressure him into blocking the certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, when he told supporters near the White House that he hoped Pence would “do the right thing.” Protesters who later marched to the Capitol turned violent and stormed the building where the vote count was being certified.
"I know that history will hold Donald Trump accountable."
— Former VP Mike Pence at the Gridiron Dinner in D.C. on Saturday night, calling January 6th a "disgrace" pic.twitter.com/MrajHPuoX5
— The Recount (@therecount) March 12, 2023
Pence chastised Republicans who minimized the insurrection, days after Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired new security footage from inside the Capitol on January 6 in an attempt to defend the mob.
“Make no mistake about it, what happened that day was a disgrace, and it mocks decency to portray it in any other way,” Pence said at the dinner.
Pence also said people “have a right to know what took place” during the insurrection, days after he asked a judge to block a subpoena for his testimony to the special counsel investigating the insurrection.
“The American people have a right to know what took place at the Capitol on January 6, and I expect members of the fourth estate to continue to do their job,” Pence said at the dinner.
The comments come after attorneys for Pence filed a motion last week asking a judge to block a federal grand jury subpoena for his testimony related to January 6. Pence had publicly signaled that he planned to resist the subpoena, arguing it was “unconstitutional and unprecedented.”
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