The US House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Attack is in view of requesting Donald John Trump, ex-American President, and Mike Pence, ex-Vice President of the U.S., to appear in front of the committee and might ask for a written deposition or subpoena Mike Pence to appear before an inquiry panel, according to a Republican member of the Panel, Congressman Adam Daniel Kinzinger, an American politician proudly serving the 16th District of Illinois.
According to the media reports, the Capitol attack inquiry panel has long anticipated holding a meeting with Mike Pence as part of its probe. However, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, Committee’s Chairperson, told the media that the testimony by the former VP might not be necessary given the records they have been able to collect from other origins.
Marc Short, ex-Chief of Staff to Mike Pence, and Gregory Jacob, legal counsel to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during the Donald Trump Administration, have both appeared before the inquiry panel.
At the time, the United States Secret Service representatives rushed to take Mr. Pence out of the north wing room of the US Capitol, where he was chairing the certification of Mr. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.’s win in the Presidential election, 2020, to a safer place during the deadly insurrection on 6th January 2021.
On the other hand, Donald Trump had pushed the VP to throw out U.S. Electoral College votes in swing states that Joe Biden triumphed in an attempt to tilt the election’s outcomes. The VP refused his direction, arguing that he’s no constitutional power to do so. Moreover, the inquiry committee has released its discoveries to the public from a twelve-month-long inquiry into the Capitol insurrection.
According to the media reports, after more than seven hearings until now, the bipartisan panel has made known prominent officials of ex-President Trump and associates saying that the Presidential election wasn’t taken, attempts by the former President’s closest allies to push Mike Pence to challenge the outcomes, testimony that several partners of Trump and GOPs sought after Presidential pardons, among other evidence.
Furthermore, after the panel’s 7th public hearing, when questioned if the House Select Panel sought to hear from VP Pence, January 6th Committee Chairman said Tuesday that’s the part of negotiations which they’ll discuss on July 14.