While appearing on Shawn Hannity’s show on Fox News, the former vice president was asked about his relationship with the 45th president – especially in the wake of Trump’s January 6 refusal to overthrow the 2020 election.
“Look, you can’t spend almost five years in a political fox hole – without someone – without developing a strong relationship. And you know, January was a sad day in the history of our Capitol building.
“But thanks to the efforts of Capitol Hill police, federal officials, Capitol was secured. We got our work done. And the president and I sat down a few days later and talked to all of them.
“I can tell you that at the end of the administration we parted amicably and we both spoke several times since leaving office.
“But – but I believe that today our whole focus should be on the future. I’ve campaigned twice for Glenn Youngkin who will be a great governor of the state of Virginia. I will help the governor candidates in America.
“So I know – I know the media wants to divert the Biden administration’s failed agenda from focusing on one day in January. They want to use that day to use the character and purpose of the 74 million Americans. Believe that we are strong and prosperous again. Can and will support our administration in 2016 and 2020. “
Is this the same medium that keeps saying “one day in January”? Because, hey, do they want to distract President Joe Biden from his struggles? And do they want to “insult” the character of the people who voted for Trump?
Give. I Rest.
So, finally, Pence’s idea of ”it” – the media? Democrats? Shell state? – Because of the actions of some people, all Trump supporters are trying to paint with broad brushes of rebels.
Well, let’s be clear: Trump promoted the “Stop the Still” rally in January. He and his leading allies, including former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, spoke at the rally. And Trump flags and equipment were everywhere as the mob attacked the capital.
This does not mean that everyone who voted for Trump wanted to attack the Capitol in a violent uprising. But it does mean that some bad apples joined the riots with the intention of preventing Pence from doing his constitutional duty and reaffirming the results of the election college.
What Pence is doing here is both transparent and gross: he has a strong desire to run for president in 2024, and he knows he can’t do that unless he has a personality in Trumpworld. So, despite the fact that the president did not overturn the election results as he should have, Pence is now trying to find a common cause with the same people who chanted “Hang Mike Pence” after the riots from the Capitol.