Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” former Vice President Mike Pence revealed repetitive rhetoric about the January 6 insurrection is the reason he and Trump went their “separate ways” despite the pair leaving the Oval Office “amicably.”
Pence explained that he and Trump “parted amicably” when they exited the White House on January 20, and speaking several times in the weeks after January 20, when Pence noticed Trump returning to rhetoric about the 2020 election, the Vice President noted it was time for the pair to go “their separate ways.
Recently, that separation has increased, as Pence is anticipated to run for a 2024 White House bid.
During visits to primary states like Iowa, Pence took aim at Trump’s role in the January 6 insurrection and the former President’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
On a recent trip, Pence touted his actions on January 6, sharing his belief that he had carried out his “duty that day.”
Pence added that they would “face the judgment of history,” noting “history will hold Donald Trump accountable” for his actions on January 6.
Although Pence has taken some of his most blatant shots recently, the former Vice President still declared he wouldn’t be appearing before a federal special prosecutor investigating Trump’s involvement in the insurrection.
However, Pence revealed he might consider appearing before a grand jury regarding other actions taken on January 6, provided they don’t pertain to his role as President of the Senate.
He noted his objection to appearing before a grand jury stemmed from noting wanting “an executive branch to be able to haul legislators into court every time… there’s a policy dispute.