Pence Backstabs Trump

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During an appearance on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday (September 4), a member of the January Select Committee said there was a possibility former Vice President Mike Pence would appear before the panel.

When asked, “What is the probability former Vice President Pence testifies?” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) replied, “In no one’s case is a subpoena out of the question, but I would assume he’s gonna come forward and testify voluntarily, the way the vast majority of people have.”

During a trip to New Hampshire last month, Pence addressed the potential of an appearance before the January 6 Committee.

He acknowledged “the three coequal branches” of the Constitution, adding “Any invitation to be directed to me — I would have to reflect on the unique role that I was serving as vice president.”

Pence then emphasized his desire not to “prejudge,” expressing that “If [there was] ever any formal invitation rendered to us, we would give it due consideration.”

Pence earned former President Donald Trump’s ire after he refused to give in to Trump’s demands to have the election results overturned. Instead, Pence certified the 2020 Presidential election results, confirming Biden was the President.

Raskin brought this up when asked about whether Pence would testify, saying, “Pence was the target of Donald Trump’s wrath and fury and effort to overthrow the election on January 6.”

He continued, “The whole idea was to get Pence to step outside his constitutional role and then to declare unilateral lawless powers to reject Electoral College votes from the states. So I think he has a lot of relevant evidence, and I would hope he would come forward and testify about what happened.”