Jan. 6 committee will ask Mike Pence to answer questions: Chair says

Jan. 6 committee will ask Mike Pence to answer questions: Chair says

The congressional committee investigating the Capitol attack will ask former US Vice President Mike Pence to answer its questions, according to the panel’s chairman.

“I think you could expect that before the month’s out,” Rep. Bennie Thompson, Chair of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, told NPR.

Democrats have been arguing that the riot on Jan. 6 was an insurrection based on disinformation spread by former President Donald Trump, who alleges that he is the true victor of the 2020 presidential election and not Joe Biden.

Pence played a major role in the drama of that day. As the date approached, Trump pressured Pence, who oversaw the final vote, to go beyond his ceremonial role and block the certification, thereby throwing the election to Trump. Pence refused.

“The vice president was put in a tough spot,” Thompson explained to the radio station….

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