1/6 Committee chairman Bennie Thompson said the committee would seek testimony from former Vice President Mike Pence before the end of the month.
Chairman Thompson told NPR:
“I think you could expect that before the month is up,” Thompson saidsaid.
“The Vice President has been placed in a difficult position. The president put a lot of pressure on him to break the law and he stood firm, ”added Thompson. “And because of his respect for the law, people came to the Capitol a year ago to hang him. For this reason, if for no other reason, our committee really needs to hear its opinion on what happened on January 6th. “
Mike Pence was a target on 1/6 but he will likely fight back any efforts to get him to testify
According to all reports, former Vice President Pence was one of the targets of the 1/6 attack. People around Trump have said the goal on 1/6 was to prevent Pence from confirming the election so that it could eventually be thrown back to states and Congress to hand over the presidency to Donald Trump.
Although Pence is considered a traitor and enemy in the Trump world, he still wants to run for president in 2024.
Trump supporters wanted to let him down, but Mike Pence is unlikely to work with the 1/6 committee.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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