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Mike Pence admits he and Donald Trump do not see 'eye-to-eye’ on Capitol riots

Mike Pence admits he and Donald Trump do not see 'eye-to-eye’ on Capitol riots

Mike Pence has said he isn’t sure that he and Donald Trump will ever see “eye to eye” over what happened on 6 January, when a mob of the president’s supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to overturn the election.

Former Vice President Mike Pence has said he and former President Donald Trump would probably never agree on what happened regarding the January 6 riot in Washington, DC, involving Trump supporters.

“January 6 was a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol,” Pence said in a speech on Thursday to a Republican group in the state of New Hampshire, a venue for future presidential candidates.
But thanks to the swift action of the Capitol police and federal law enforcement, violence was quelled. The Capitol was secured,” Pence said.

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“And that same day, we reconvened the Congress and did our duty under the constitution and the laws of the United States,” Pence continued.

“You know, President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office. And I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day. But I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years."

Pence was presiding over a joint session of the United States Congress to confirm President Joe Biden’s 2020 election win when an angry mob of thousands of Trump supporters overran Capitol police and invaded the building.

Some of them chanted “Hang Mike Pence” as they searched for legislators. Pence and congressional leaders had been hurried by Secret Service and Capitol Police to secure locations until the crowd was dispersed.

Trump was accused by many of inciting the violence in an incendiary speech made to a larger gathering of his supporters prior to the riots.

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In it, the former POTUS repeatedly insisted without evidence that the Democrat party was guilty of voter fraud and that Joe Biden had stolen the election.

Per CNN, as recently as May 15, Trump has blamed Pence for not overturning the election result in a statement circulated by his Save America PAC.


Article Source: vt.co

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