Mike Pence said “History will hold Donald Trump accountable” for the January 6 attack



Former Vice President Mike Pence delivered his harshest comments yet on former President Donald Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol during his remarks at the annual Gridiron Dinner on Saturday night. Club in Washington, DC.

Pence began his luncheon speech, which traditionally includes politicians making jokes about prominent Washington figures, with light-hearted comments about Trump, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and several Republicans expected to run. 2024 presidential race, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

He then spoke soberly, calling the attack on the Capitol “something I wasn’t joking about” and calling January 6 a “sad day.”

Pence blamed Trump for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack, saying Pence was “not wrong” to claim that he had the power to change the outcome of the 2020 election as speaker of Congress on that day, saying “history will remember.” Donald Trump. debts”.

“President Trump was wrong. “I had no right to invalidate the election and his reckless words put my family and everyone on Capitol Hill at risk that day, and I know history will hold Donald Trump accountable,” Pence said.

Pence also chastised those who looked down on people entering the Capitol as tourists on Jan. 6.

“Tourists don’t harm 140 police officers while sightseeing,” Pence said. “Tourists don’t break down doors or threaten officials to get to the Speaker of the House.”

This is a development story and will be updated.


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