“President Trump was wrong,” Pence said during remarks at the annual white-tie Gridiron Dinner attended by politicians and journalists.
And his reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day, and I know history will hold Donald Trump accountable.”.
In the days leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, Trump pressured Pence to overturn President Joe Biden’s election victory as he presided over the ceremonial certification of the results.
Pence refused, and when rioters stormed the Capitol, some chanted that they wanted to “hang Mike Pence.”.
With his remarks, Pence solidified his place in a broader debate within the Republican Party over how to view the attack.
“Make no mistake about it, what happened that day was a disgrace,” Pence said in his Gridiron Dinner remarks.
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