Mike Pence: I’m not sure I’ll ever agree with Donald Trump on the Capitol riots.
Former US Vice President Mike Pence has stated that he does not believe he and former President Donald Trump would ever see eye to eye on the tragic brawl at the US Capitol.
Mr Pence, on the other hand, stated that he will “always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years.”
Mr Pence made his most detailed remarks to date on the events of January 6, when angry Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building, chanting “Hang Mike Pence!” after the vice president said he didn’t have the power to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. He was speaking at a Republican dinner in the early voting state of New Hampshire.
“January 6, as I mentioned that day, was a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol. Violence was quelled thanks to the Capitol Police and federal law enforcement’s quick actions,” Mr Pence added.
“You know, since we left office, President Trump and I have spoken numerous times. And I’m not sure if we’ll ever agree on that day,” he continued.
It was an unusual departure for the guy who had spent four years standing by his boss in the face of scandal, investigation, and impeachment.
It comes as Mr. Pence explores a run for the White House in 2024, and as Republicans, some of whom were upset with Mr. Trump in the days following the January 6 uprising, have mostly rallied around the former president.