Mike Pence accuses Donald Trump of having “endangered” him during the assault on the Capitol

Donald Trump’s former vice president, Mike Penceaccused the Republican billionaire of having put his life and that of his family in danger by his speech on January 6, 2021, the day of the assault on the Capitol, according to the extract from a television interview broadcast on Sunday November 13.

The president’s words that day at the rally put my life, my family’s life and everyone in the Capitol building at risk.“, lambasted Mike Pence on the American channel ABC, referring to the meeting of donald trump that preceded the attack on the headquarters of Congress by his supporters.

The ex-vice president had to hide

Mike Pence, who was on Capitol Hill overseeing the certification of the 2020 election results, had to hide from rioters, like many lawmakers on both sides.

Donald Trump had long refused to call on his supporters to leave the building on January 6 and even reproached his vice-president in a tweet for not “having had the courage to do what should have been done», Blocking the certification according to him, fueling the grievances of the protesters.

It made me angry“, launched Mike Pence, questioned about this tweet. “The president’s words were irresponsible and his actions were irresponsible“, he continued.

Potential candidate for the next presidential election, Mike Pence will publish his memoirs on Tuesday, in which he recounts, among other things, the pressures suffered to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, the same day that Donald Trump could announce his candidacy for 2024.


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