Republicans are saying that the testimony of former Vice President Mike Pence on the events of January 6 could provide key information and shift the political climate.
“The Jan. 6 select committee has been widely panned by Republicans as a partisan exercise, but multiple GOP lawmakers say former Vice President Mike Pence expressing an openness to testifying before the panel could provide key insight into an array of matters related to the attack on the Capitol should he decide to appear,” wrote Washington Examiner.
“Pence, who faced death threats due to his decision to certify the 2020 election results and had to be evacuated to a secure location on the Capitol campus during the attack, told attendees of a Politics & Eggs breakfast in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Wednesday that ‘if there was an invitation to participate, I would consider it,’ adding the caveat that he would have to reflect on the decision,” Washington Examiner reported.
Pence Testimony Game Changer
“It would be unprecedented in history for a vice president to be summoned to testify on Capitol Hill, but as I’ve said, I don’t wanna prejudge,” Pence said.
“Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), the ranking member of the House Administration Committee, remains critical of the select committee’s handling of its investigation but argued that Pence could offer key information pertaining to security failures that led to the breach that hasn’t been detailed by other witnesses thus far,” reported Washington Examiner.
“I think, Vice President Pence’s testimony, if he decides to do it, would be very riveting because I witnessed similar instances in the House side, and to be able to come back as we did together and … finish our job, that was something that I’ll never forget,” said Davis.
“And Mike Pence is one of the most courageous people I’ve ever met in my life,” Davis continued.
“It would be riveting to hear what he and his family were dealing with at the time,” said Davis before adding the select committee has been frustratingly partisan.
“But in the end, I still have a problem with the select committee being so partisan and so focused on just President Trump,” Davis said.
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Source: Washington Examiner