Pence states he won’t let Dems use Jan. 6 ‘to distract’ from their ‘failed agenda,’ praises Trump history

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Previous Vice President Mike Pence stated Monday he “will not permit the Democrats” to use January 6 to “distract interest from their unsuccessful agenda” and praised previous President Trump’s history, whilst indicating, while, that his determination on irrespective of whether to run for the White Residence in 2024 will not be impacted by Trump’s very own re-election strategies.

For the duration of a sit-down interview with WHD News Digital on the sidelines of a speech on financial coverage at the College Club in Chicago, Pence mirrored on the present-day condition of the country beneath the Biden administration, telling WHD News that President Biden is “embracing the politics of the radical remaining.” 


“At a time when we have inflation at a 40-calendar year-high, gasoline selling prices extra than doubled due to the fact we remaining office, a crisis at our southern border, war in Japanese Europe, a disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, possibly this just will come from dwelling back again in Indiana yet again, but, those people are the issues I’m centered on, and frankly, all those are the factors persons speak to me about everywhere,” Pence mentioned. “The difficulties that are bearing on the American people are, as is normally the scenario, not what Washington is targeted on.”

Capitol Police Jan. 6 Riot

Capitol Police Jan. 6 Riot
(WHD Photograph/Evan Vucci)

Lawmakers on the House committee on Jan. 6 are investigating the assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 and allege that Trump’s insistence that the 2020 election was stolen stoked the violence as Congress convened to certify the Electoral Faculty votes. The committee is holding a sequence of general public hearings in an effort and hard work to seize Americans’ focus in advance of the November midterm elections.

“January 6 was a tragic day, and I know we did our responsibility, but I will normally be proud of our file,” Pence instructed WHD News. “And I am not going to permit the Democrats to use that tragic day to distract awareness from their failed agenda or to demean the intentions of 74 million People who rallied driving our lead to.”

First lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence greet supporters at a rally where Trump formally announced his 2020 re-election bid Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (WHD Photo/John Raoux)

To start with woman Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence greet supporters at a rally the place Trump formally declared his 2020 re-election bid Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (WHD Image/John Raoux)

Pence advised WHD News that right after the 2020 election, he “had fears about voting irregularities.”

“I experienced hoped that the courts—including the Supreme Court—would have taken up and regarded the fact that a quantity of states had transformed rules governing elections,” Pence mentioned. “But, in the end, the courts passed on them, and the electoral college or university accredited the outcome, and I knew that my oath was crystal clear.” 

Pence reported that “by God’s grace,” he is aware he did his “responsibility that day, less than the Structure.”

“The Bible suggests ‘he keeps his oath even when it hurts,’” Pence mentioned. “I know what that implies.”

As for his marriage with Trump throughout the administration, Pence told WHD News: “We have been pretty shut pals.”

“We parted pretty amicably on Jan. 20,” Pence said. “I don’t know if the president and I will ever see eye to eye on my duties on Jan. 6, but, in the aftermath of that tragic day, we sat down, and we talked by it. And then we rolled our sleeves up and concluded the closing months of our administration working jointly.

“And we parted very amicably. And we spoke in the months that adopted us leaving office—we spoke with some regularity,” Pence continued. “And now, I think we have sort of absent our different ways over the very last 12 months, but I’ll always be happy of the document we made.” 

Pence additional: “We sent for the American individuals.”


Praising the previous president, Pence mentioned he will “generally be happy” to have served along with him.

“To provide together with a president who basically obtained up just about every working day and worked in the midst of an avalanche of hostile media, and the complete Russia hoax hanging about our administration—he under no circumstances stopped preventing each individual working day to provide on the promises that we experienced made to the American folks,” Pence claimed.

Donald Trump and Mike Pence pose together. 

Donald Trump and Mike Pence pose with each other. 
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Pence said the Trump administration “shipped on nationwide stability, on border protection, on the overall economy, on wages and earnings, and turning investment to the place, and conservatives to our courts.

“I’m just genuinely incredibly happy of it,” Pence claimed. “Where ever the Lord sales opportunities our family members in the months and several years forward, I will usually be happy to have served in an administration that kept our promises to the American persons.”

When asked about his possess 2024 presidential aspirations, Pence instructed WHD News he is “essentially not a very long-phrase planner.”

“I imagine regardless of what results that we’ve experienced, it’s been by focusing on the get the job done at hand, focusing on the task in entrance of us, and then, prospects have appear,” Pence reported. “1st matters first—we will need to get the midterm elections, we will need to elect and re-elect Republican governors about the country—and I set equivalent relevance on all those two things—winning the Congress and winning the state residences is of equal importance.”

Pence said the Trump administration, manufactured “extraordinary development” throughout its initially two a long time.

“It was not just due to the fact we had Republican majorities in the House and Senate—it was also since we had 31 Republican governors that have been partnering with us each working day to advance policies at the point out amount that magnified what we were being accomplishing at the federal stage,” Pence explained.

But as for irrespective of whether he’ll run for president, Pence said he has “been moved at the encouragement that we have obtained close to the region.”

“Karen and I will do what we have normally done—we’ll choose time to pray about it, we’ll seek counsel of trusted close friends and advisors, and we’ll go the place we’re referred to as,” he said.

He included: “1 factor I’ll notify you is that I will not permit anyone else make that selection for me.”


When questioned if his decision to run for president in 2024 is dependent on irrespective of whether Trump announces a re-election marketing campaign and irrespective of whether he would be a part of Trump on the ticket if asked, Pence claimed:

“We’ll go the place we’re named, and as I claimed, we won’t let any individual make that selection for us.”

When pressed on regardless of whether he would support Trump should really he operate for re-election in 2024, Pence mentioned: “We’re heading to win the Congress in 2022, we’re going to earn the White Residence in 2024.”

“My aim is heading to be on undertaking 1st thing’s first and then discerning what job, if any, we have to engage in in the second endeavor,” he instructed WHD News.

Pence instructed WHD News that President Biden is “embracing the politics of the radical still left.”

Pence sent a speech on the economic system on Monday in Chicago at the College Club, in which he stated the current point out of the U.S. economy has been “prompted virtually single-handedly by the 46th president of the United States.” 

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All through remarks, Pence claimed that there has “under no circumstances” been a “much better disconnect amongst the president and the American persons,” urging Biden to carry out his oath and “put our families 1st and place America back again on a path to prosperity created on American principles and beliefs.”

“What is wrecking the American financial system, what’s weakening The usa at dwelling and abroad is not Joe Biden’s electricity amount, it’s his agenda,” Pence told WHD News soon after his speech. “And in so many means the radical still left is driving the procedures of this administration, but that’s why I am totally identified to hold this administration accountable, travel the region . . . make sure we elect gals and guys to every degree of office to provide a positive, conservative option, and why I feel it is definitely important we win back again condition properties, the people’s dwelling and in the end the White Dwelling.”

Pence included: “Joe Biden has constantly been a liberal but, in a extremely actual sense, he has embraced the politics of the radical left that are crushing this existence beneath this economy, stifling American energy, eroding American credibility on the globe phase, and the only antidote to that is to elect independence-loving majorities to the Congress and to statehouses around the state and I think we will.”

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