According to former Vice President Mike Pence — whose life was directly threatened on Jan. 6 when thousands of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol — reporting on the insurrection and investigating what transpired on that day is nothing more than an attempt to “demean the character” of the people who cast a ballot for Donald Trump.
Pence made his remarks Monday evening during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, telling the host:
“I know the media wants to distract from the Biden administration’s failed agenda by focusing on one day in January. They want to use that one day to try and demean the character and intentions of 74 million Americans who believed we could be strong again and prosperous again and supported our administration in 2016 and 2020.”
Wow! What an incredibly selective memory Pence has. Apparently, he’s forgotten that the rioters were chanting “Hang Mike Pence” as they forced their way into Congress and began looting the building, resulting in the deaths of five people, including an officer with the Capitol Police.
On Twitter, Pence was reminded of exactly what took place during the insurrection and what the intent of the rioting was: To carry out a coup that would allow Trump to remain in office despite having been overwhelmingly rejected by the American people.
No, Mike Pence. We don’t focus on January 6th to “demean” Trump supporters. January 6th was an insurrection. It was a violent attempt to overthrow an election. Mike Pence, your life was in danger. We focus on January 6th to make sure it never ever happens again. https://t.co/hLYTIbzj37
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) October 5, 2021
A distraction? Mike, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but they wanted to hurt you. Maybe you didn’t see it, but the mob had a noose. They were literally chanting ‘hang Mike Pence’. Maybe you’re too distracted. You might also be detached from reality. #CapitolRiots
— Paying Attention NY (@Tessacurly) October 5, 2021
Lying bigot Mike Pence says focusing on insurrectionists who stormed the US Capitol as well as chanted that they wanted to hang him is simply a distraction. That’s because his role in trying to help execute the attempted coup is bigger than realized. What a pathetic traitor.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) October 5, 2021
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