A federal judge has decided that former Veep Mike Pence must testify to the grand jury about any conversations he may have had with Trump leading up to January 6th, while still being able to decline to answer questions related to his actions on January 6th itself.
As the events of the January 6th insurrection unfolded live on TV and phone screens all around the world, we heard a chilling chant rise above the cacophony: “HANG MIKE PENCE!”
Trump lied to the MAGA mob and told them Pence had the power to stop the certification of the 2020 Presidential election, deliberately endangering his VP and everyone else inside the Capitol.
Pence has been thoroughly unable to pick a lane and make a firm stance when it comes to discussing the aftermath of January 6th, and he’s never called for any accountability for Trump’s role in nearly getting him killed.
While he’s never wavered on his very factual take that Trump was wrong about him being able to change the outcome of the Electoral College vote, Pence has also never openly blamed Trump for targeting him.
Trump once again shifted the full blame for the day’s violence to Pence as recently as two weeks ago.
“In many ways, you can blame him for January 6th,” Trump told reporters on March 14th aboard his private plane while traveling to a campaign event in Iowa. “Had he sent the votes back to the legislatures, they wouldn’t have had a problem with January 6th.”
You’d think that would make Mike Pence want to happily comply with Smith’s January 6th investigation even more, but nah.
Pence is still trying to duck a subpoena from DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith by citing the Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause, which “protects lawmakers from certain law enforcement actions connected to their legislative duties.”
It’s likely Mother’s Boy will appeal because he’s scared of Trump’s retribution, but as several former White House staffers and aides have also now been ordered to testify, that’s just delaying the inevitable.
JUST COMPLY, MIKEY!
The truth shall set you free of Trump, because he’d throw you right under the wheels of Trump Force One before ever protecting you from prosecution.
The Chief District judge in D.C. just ruled that Mike Pence must testify against Donald Trump to the January 6th grand jury.pic.twitter.com/KsFm4ldnQ8
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) March 28, 2023