During his appearance on “Face The Nation” on Sunday, former Vice President Mike Pence was questioned about his willingness to testify against ex-President Donald Trump.
Trump is confronting potential lengthy imprisonment due to his actions preceding the January 6 protests.
CBS News host Margaret Brennan asked Pence, “It is a matter of public interest, Mr. Vice President; if this case comes to trial, would you be a witness against the president?”
Pence replied, “You know, I didn’t want anything to do with the January 6 committee. That was a partisan committee on Capitol Hill. I have no plans to testify, but people can be confident we’ll obey the law. We’ll respond to the call of the law if it comes, and we’ll just tell the truth.”
Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stated he has "no plans" to testify against former President Donald Trump concerning allegations of attempts to overturn the 2020 election results, but will "obey the law".
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Pence assumed a pivotal role in the recent indictment of Trump. Special Counsel Jack Smith incorporated the former vice president’s personal notes from the days preceding Jan. 6 as evidence against Trump.
These contemporaneous notes were utilized by the Department of Justice to depict Trump as “Hitler 2.0” and were included in Smith’s charges against Trump.
Pence’s notes provide a detailed account of Trump informing the former vice president that the Department of Justice was uncovering significant irregularities associated with the 2020 presidential election.
Furthermore, the notes unveil that Trump expressed strong dissatisfaction towards Pence when the then-vice president communicated his lack of constitutional authority to reject the certification of electoral college votes.
As per the indictment, Trump said to Pence, “You’re too honest. Hundreds of thousands are gonna hate your guts. People are gonna think you’re stupid.”
Trump has refuted any claims of labeling Pence as “too honest” and has asserted that he never instructed the then-vice president to disregard the constitution and overturn the election.
Trump posted on Truth Social, “I never told a newly emboldened (not based on his 2% poll numbers!) Pence to put me above the Constitution, or that Mike was ‘too honest.’ He’s delusional, and now he wants to show he’s a tough guy. I once read a major magazine article on Mike. It said he was not a very good person. I was surprised, but the article was right. Sad!”
Pence strongly criticized the former president for his “violate the Constitution” comments, asserting that he should never hold the presidency again.
Pence said of Trump’s indictment, “Today’s indictment serves as an important reminder: anyone who puts himself over the Constitution should never be president of the United States. On January 6, former President Trump demanded that I choose between him and the Constitution. I chose the Constitution, and I always will.”