June 04, 2021 – 23:33
Former Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday he was not sure if he and former President Donald Trump would ever agree on what happened on Jan. 6.
His comments were made at the annual Lincoln-Reagan Awards dinner of the Hillsborough County Republican Committee in New Hampshire.
“As I said that day, January 6 was a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol. But thanks to the swift action of the Capitol Police and federal law enforcement structures the violence was extinguished. “You know that President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office and I do not know if we will ever agree on what happened that day.”
This was the most extensive comment Mr. Pence has made regarding the violent January 6 attack, when angry supporters of former President Trump attacked the Capitol. Some of them shouted “Varni Mike Pence!”
Mr. Pence, who chaired a joint session of both houses of Congress where the process of certifying the election results was taking place, said he did not have the power to overturn the election result that declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner.
Yet during his speech, Mr. Pence praised former President Trump several times and accused Democrats of seeking to keep the January 6 events alive to divert attention from President Biden’s liberal agenda.
Since leaving office in January, Mr. Pence has been involved with the Heritage and Young America Foundations./VOA/