'You are a coward': Mike Pence trolled for milking Jan 6 Capitol riots in interview with Jake Tapper
'The president had decided in that moment to be part of the problem and I had decided to be part of the solution,' said Mike Pence
NEW YORK, NEW YORK CITY: Former Vice President Mike Pence in a CNN town hall on Wednesday, November 16, said January 6, 2021, the riot was the most difficult day of his public life. Speaking a day after the release of his memoir, ‘So Help Me God,' he said that he forgave former President Donald Trump following his actions during the Capitol riot but refused to commit his support to Trump’s 2024 campaign.
In a conversation with Jake Tapper, Pence said that on the day of the insurrection, he was determined to go against Trump's wishes and when he was shown footage of rioters at the Capitol shouting “hang Mike Pence" during tonight's town hall, he said, as quoted by Independent, "It saddens me, but that day it angered me. I must tell you when the Secret Service took us down to the loading dock accompanied by my wife and daughter, I was determined to stay at my post and told the Secret Service I was not leaving the capitol. But frankly when I saw those images and read a tweet that President Trump issued saying that I lacked courage in that moment it angered me greatly, but to be honest I didn’t have time for it. The president had decided in that moment to be part of the problem and I had decided to be part of the solution."
Former Vice President Mike Pence: "Let me just say that it was a great honor for me to be a part of the Trump-Pence administration ... But in the end, our administration did not end well." https://t.co/DUnM76uKne pic.twitter.com/eEXIdpH4qI— CNN (@CNN) November 17, 2022
Adding further, Pence said, "The president’s words and tweet that day were reckless. They endangered my family and all the people at the Capitol, and I was angry. But you know, my Christian faith tells me to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. And in the Christian faith, forgiveness is not optional. We literally pray in The Lord’s Prayer to forgive those who trespass against us. I’m as human as the next guy, and I still pray for the president, and I pray for the grace to forgive him and all those responsible for that tragic day," quotes The Hill.
“I must tell you the president’s words and tweet that day were reckless,” former VP Mike Pence says of January 6. “They endangered my family and all the people at the Capitol. And I was angry. But ... in the Christian faith, forgiveness is not optional” https://t.co/A6zPp9IQ3I pic.twitter.com/cPoFnk63UO— CNN (@CNN) November 17, 2022
Following the interview, many were quick to bash Pence. A user wrote, "You are a coward." Other said, "What a tragic spin to justify his support of Trump. Hypocrisy’s finest hour." While an individual tweeted by saying, "Did not end well" is probably the biggest understatement of the last decade at the very least."
You are a coward— 😷 Carla Roel de Hoffmann 😷 (@carlarhoffmann) November 17, 2022
What a tragic spin to justify his support of Trump. Hypocrisy’s finest hour.— Eli Garza (@EliGarza5) November 17, 2022
So, Mike Pence is just gonna turn the events of January 6th into an opportunity to sell a damn book instead of testifying in front of Congress about what happened!?!— Jo :sunflower: (@JoJoFromJerz) November 17, 2022
How utterly pathetic is that?
"Did not end well" is probably the biggest understatement of the last decade at the very least.— M Macchiavello ☄ (@mmacchiavello) November 17, 2022
The criticism continued with one person calling the interview, "Overacted and scripted...yawn." Another said, "A fake and insincere presence. Too bad." One more concluded by saying, "I can’t believe he is still defending trump. I would have more respect for him if he would just say Trump was wrong."
Overacted and scripted...yawn— Nicruiter47 (@nicruiter47) November 17, 2022
A fake and insincere presence. Too bad. 🤷🏻♀️— Lauri (@Hey_Lauri_) November 17, 2022
I can’t believe he is still defending trump. I would have more respect for him if he would just say Trump was wrong.— Barbcd (@Barbcd5) November 17, 2022
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