Washington D.C. – Former Vice President Mike Pence spoke out against former President Donald Trump today, saying that he believes Trump “endangered my family” during the January 6th Capitol riot.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Pence stated that he and his family were in danger during the violent insurrection that occurred on January 6th when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building in an attempt to overturn the election results.
Pence also stated that he believes “history will hold Donald Trump accountable” for his actions on that day, echoing sentiments expressed in a previous interview with The Washington Post.
CNN and Reuters also reported on Pence’s comments, with both outlets emphasizing his belief that Trump should be held accountable for his role in the events of January 6th.
In a separate report from CBS News, Pence was quoted as saying that “history will hold” Trump “accountable” for his election denial, further suggesting that Pence may be distancing himself from the former president as he moves forward with his own political aspirations.
As the nation continues to grapple with the aftermath of the January 6th riot, the words of prominent Republicans like Pence may be significant in shaping the public’s understanding of what occurred on that fateful day.