At the hearings held by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building incited by then-President Donald Trump, the role former Vice President Mike Pence played has come front and center. Pence was reportedly hassled for days by Trump to refuse to certify the vote for President Biden and refused to do so, incurring the wrath of Trump. After threats to hang him, with a gallows pole erected on the steps of the Capitol waiting for him, Pence was forced to flee and call in reinforcements that Trump refused to call.
Mike Pence says he would "consider" cooperating with the Jan. 6 Committee. pic.twitter.com/2fzbAxtr2R
— David Edwards (@DavidEdwards) August 17, 2022
Pence made an appearance on Wednesday, at The Politics and Eggs Breakfast in Manchester, New Hampshire, a state where candidates generally appear ahead of presidential runs due to the early primaries and election voting there. At the breakfast, he was asked if he would consider testifying in front of the January 6th committee as to what he saw in the lead-up to and during the insurrection.
‘If there was an invitation to participate, I would consider it…any invitation that would be directed at me, I would have to reflect on the unique role that was serving then as vice president.’
While the evidence already presented by the committee has been enough to make clear that Trump’s involvement in the coup plot was substantial and criminal, testimony by his vice president would be a significant gain. A number of Pence’s staff have already testified, painting a damning picture of the events.
Twitter was both excited to hear Pence’s answer, but leery of putting too much stock into it. Read some of their comments below: