Former Vice President Mike Pence reiterated his pride in the Trump administration while touting the incoming House GOP majority as the “help” American voters need.
Pence made his comments during an exclusive interview on Newsmax’s “The Record With Greta Van Susteren,” referencing his recently released book “So, Help Me God” when discussing former President Donald Trump.
During the 20-minute interview, Pence explained that his book had been described as a “fulsome defense of the Trump-Pence administration.”
He added that despite the relationship not ending well, he and Trump were able to part ways amicably and that he’d remain “proud of the record of this administration.”
At the start of the interview, Pence denounced House Democrats’ pursuit of Trump, describing it as politicizing Congressional oversight by seeking documents, testimony, and tax returns.
He noted that Congress required a “legislative purpose” if they wanted to obtain information “against any American.”
Pence, however, pointed to the incoming GOP House majority as a solution to the over-politicization of Congress, expressing his belief that Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise would focus “on the issues really facing Americans” and the “oversight” that had been lacking.
He added that a GOP House majority would show Americans that politicization wasn’t necessary and that by shifting focus away from a “left-wing agenda” but the Trump-Pence agenda, the U.S. would be “more prosperous” and “more peaceful as a result.”
Pence also addressed the Democrat-led House Ways and Means Committee being in possession of six years of Trump’s tax returns, saying he hoped Democrats wouldn’t leak the information.