On Sunday, U.S. Rep. Jamie Ben Raskin, who is serving Maryland’s 8th District, said that he anticipated Mike Pence, who served as the US Vice-President under Donald Trump, to appear voluntarily before the Select panel inquiring about the deadly Capitol insurrection.
In a discussion on Face the Nation program, a Democratic legislator said that he’d believe Mr. Pence would step forward and show what happened on Jan. 6, 2021. In addition, the Majority January 6th Committee Member, Rep. Jamie Ben Raskin, said that he anticipates the final report by the Capitol Hill Attack Panel will become apparent by the end of 2022.
When questioned about if the Select Panel was looking to issue a writ for the former Vice President, Raskin said that in no one’s case is a witness summon out of the question. Moreover, Mike Pence said he believes ex-American President Trump was wrong to anticipate that Mr. Pence had the authority to overturn his defeat in the Presidential election. At the time, the results of the 2020 Presidential contest were being certified by ex-VP and policymakers when a violent mob attacked the US Capitol building.
Furthermore, Jamie Raskin, a member of the January 6th Committee, said in an interview that the overall idea was to get the Vice President to exit his constitutional role and then to assert unilateral illegal powers to throw out Electoral College ballots from states. Raskin added he believes Pence has much in regards to evidence.
Virginia Thomas Should Also Testify – Raskin
And Mr. Pence, a Republican, said last month that he’d consider appearing in front of the panel if requested; however, he added later that he also contemplated the US House Select panel to have a partisan taint. The committee conducted eight public hearings over a one-and-a-half month, which concluded in July and presented hours of testimony from ex-White House staffers and staunch allies and partners of the former President.
In addition, Jamie Raskin said that a US attorney and conservative activist from Omaha, Nebraska, Virginia Ginni Thomas, the wife of Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, should also appear before the inquiry panel.
Raskin added that she is active on conservative political grounds and participated in a demonstration by the former President outside the Executive Mansion before his followers moved towards the Congress meeting place in an attempt to decertify Mr. Joe Biden’s election victory.
Earlier, the Washington Post, the most widely circulated newspaper, had reported that the Capitol Attack Panel gained e-mail exchanges between law professor John C. Eastman and Virginia Thomas, who had advised the former President that the former VP could block the congressional certification. However, Mark Paoletta, Ginni’s attorney, said that Ginni Thomas hadn’t played any part in the Capitol riot.