Demonstrating his disloyalty to his former boss yet again, Republican presidential candidate and ex-Vice President Mike Pence confirmed Sunday that he is willing to testify against former President Donald Trump.
He was asked by host Margaret Brennan on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” about his possible testimony. Trump faces the potential of decades behind bars if convicted on the whipped up charges.
Pence attempted to hedge, saying that he did not respect the Jan. 6 Committee, calling it “partisan.” He then stated that he had “no plans to testify.”
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Then he explained further. “People can be confident we’ll obey the law. We’ll respond to the call of the law, if it comes, and we’ll just tell the truth.”
No resistance, no insistence of executive privilege. Simple compliance.
Pence already was a leading factor in the latest indictment of the former president and 2024 GOP frontrunner. Special Counsel Jack Smith used his personal notes from prior to the Jan. 6 protests as evidence against Trump.
President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice found them quite helpful in their most recent attack on his Republican rival.
John Lauro, an attorney for the former president, said he welcomed Pence’s testimony if that’s the direction the ex-vice president wanted to take. He insisted in multiple Sunday interviews that Trump’s statements after the 2020 election were “aspirational” and protected free speech.
Lauro further declared he looks forward to cross-examining Pence. When that happens, he said, it will “completely eliminate any doubt that Mr. Trump, President Trump, firmly believed that the election irregularities had led to the inappropriate results.”
Trump was hit with yet another indictment from the Biden administration on Aug. 1. Four counts from the Justice Department claim he illegally resisted handing over power after the 2020 presidential election.
The former president pleaded not guilty to all charges two days later.
Trump on Saturday addressed allegations that he called Pence “too honest” in the runup to the Jan. 6 protests. The vice president, as the president of the U.S. Senate, played a role in certifying the controversial election results.
Trump denied referring to Pence’s “honesty” and described his former vice president as “delusional.”