On Wednesday, Mike Pence, the former U.S. Vice President, said he’d contemplated appearing before the Congressional committee inquiring about the deadly Capitol insurrection on 6th January 2021, where some of the demonstrators demanded that the ex-Vice President be hanged for rejecting former American President Trump’s demand that he overturns their re-election loss.
In addition, advisors to the former US VP told the committee in June that Mr. Trump pushed Mr. Pence to tilt the outcomes of the Presidential election in 2020. According to media reports, Mike Pence had said that he is of the view that Trump was wrong to believe Mr. Pence had the authority to overturn the election results, that were being certified by the Vice President and policymakers when Capitol grounds came under violence. However, the former President has frequently denied any misconduct.
If he’s “formally” invited to testify before the @January6thCmte, “We’d give it due consideration,” @Mike_Pence says in response to a question.
— Ed O’Keefe (@edokeefe) August 17, 2022
Previously on July 25, Marc Short, ex-Chief of Staff to the US Vice-President Pence, a Republican, had appeared in front of the federal grand panel probing the Capitol Hill riot. At the time, Short told CNN that he did receive a witness summon for the federal panel of judges and had obeyed the subpoena for testimony. But the Congressional panel hasn’t publicly issued an invitation to the Vice President under Donald Trump.
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David Weissman, an army veteran and a former Trump supporter, said it is startling to him that Mr. Vice-President is just in view of appearing before the committee against a man who encouraged his followers to have him hanged. David said Pence should just do it, and he’d if I (David) was him.
Furthermore, the former VP said at the ‘Politics & Eggs’ breakfast gathering that any offer that would be sent to him (Pence), he’d have to reflect on the unique he was serving in as the U.S. Vice-President. A spokesperson for the January 6th Select Panel didn’t instantly provide any statement on Wednesday. The panel members said in June that they’re contemplating whether to force Mike Pence to appear for testimony.
Also, on Wednesday, Mr. Pence said it would be unparalleled in history for Mike Pence to be called to appear before the committee on the US Capitol riot. The United States Senate shows that Vice President to American President Ulysses S. Grant (1869 to 1877), Schuyler Colfax, House Select Panel to Investigate the Credit Mobilier, voluntarily testified on January 7, 1873. At least 6 former and current Presidents have also appeared before the inquiry committees, according to the U.S. Senate website.
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