Pence isn’t playing ball with the Democrats.
On Monday (June 20), former Vice President Mike Pence revealed he wouldn’t allow Democrats to use the Jan. 6 hearings to “distract attention from their failed agenda.”
Pence made his remarks when speaking to Fox News Digital on the sidelines of a speech on economic policy at the University Club in Chicago.
In the interview, Pence emphasized the failings of the Biden administration, stating that Biden is “embracing the politics of the radical left.”
He also expressed concern about the dire situation the country finds itself in since Biden took office, listing Biden’s failures: “we have inflation at a 40-year-high, gasoline prices more than doubled since we left office, crisis at our southern border, war in Eastern Europe, a disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.”
He quipped that his focus on these things may come “from living back in Indiana,” stating, “those are the things that people talk to me about everywhere.”
Pence added, “The issues that are bearing on the American people are, as is often the case, not what Washington is focused on.”
His statements allude to the Jan. 6 Select Committee investigation culminating in a series of public hearings designed to capture the attention of Americans before the midterm elections.
Discussing the hearings in greater detail Pence said, “Jan. 6 was a tragic day, and I know we did our duty, but I will always be proud of our record,” adding that he will not “allow the Democrats to use that tragic day to distract attention from their failed agenda or to demean the intentions of 74 million Americans who rallied behind our cause.”
Pence also expressed concerns about “voting irregularities” in the 2020 Presidential elections.
“I had hoped that the courts — including the Supreme Court — would have taken up and considered the fact that a number of states had changed rules governing elections,” but emphasized that “by God’s grace” he was able to do his “duty that day, under the Constitution.”
Pence then quoted scripture, “The Bible says, ‘he keeps his oath even when it hurts,'” saying that he knows what that means.
Pence then went on to praise former President Donald Trump’s record but noted that his bid for the Presidency in 2024 wouldn’t be influenced by Trump’s re-election plans.