Former vice-president Mike penceMichael (Mike) Richard Pence 9 unnamed Trump Republicans who could run in 2024 Budowsky: Banana Republicans push cover-up of January 6 crime Fight against filibuster threatens January 6 commission MORE On Thursday, he made his most detailed comments to date on the January 6 Capitol riots, calling it a “dark” and “tragic” day in history, but accused Democrats of using the events of that day to divide the country.
Pence, in a speech in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, acknowledged that he and the former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ seized phone records from New York Times reporters George P. Bush announces offer for Texas Attorney General Liz Cheney to spend K on security months after Trump impeachment vote MORE May never agree on what happened that day, a nod to Trump’s defense of rioters on Capitol Hill.
But Pence called on the nation to move on from the attack on the Capitol that left several dead as protesters halted certification of President BidenJoe BidenBiden congratulates election of new Israeli president in deal to oust Netanyahu Trump DOJ seized phone records from New York Times reporters. “Blue’s Clues” Hosts Virtual Pride Parade With Help From Former “Drag Race” Competitor MOREthe electoral victory of.
“As I said that day, January 6 is a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol,” Pence said. “But thanks to the swift action of the Capitol Police and Federal Law Enforcement, the violence was quelled. The Capitol was secured. And that same day, we convened Congress again and made our duty under the constitution and laws of the United States, ”Pence says.
“You know President Trump and I have spoken several times since we left office. And I don’t know if we’ll ever agree that day. But I’ll always be proud of what we’ve accomplished. for the American people over the past four years, ”Pence said to applause.
“And I will not allow Democrats or their allies in the media to use a tragic day to discredit the aspirations of millions of Americans, or allow Democrats or their allies in the media to distract our attention from a new administration intending to divide our country by advancing their radical agenda, ”continued Pence.
“My colleagues, the Republicans, for our country, for our future, for our children and our grandchildren, we must move forward, united.”
Until Thursday, Pence had mostly avoided discussing the events of January 6, when he was taken to safety as protesters called for his hanging. He and lawmakers returned to the Houses of Congress to certify Biden’s victory after the Capitol was cleaned up.
Trump first defended the rioters by saying in a video, “We love you. You are very special. You have seen what is going on. You see the way others are treated so bad and so bad. I know how you feel. But go home and go home in peace. “
The former president also continued to spread false allegations of voter fraud, even after the riots. A Capitol police officer died in the chaos and two more died in the days that followed.
The House last month approved legislation to form a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill.
Thirty-five GOP lawmakers joined Democrats in passing the bill, which would have established a 10-member commission with the power to appoint members split between the two parties, similar to the panel created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks 2001.
But the bill did not garner enough votes in the Senate to overcome the legislative obstruction of 60 votes with a vote of 54-35. Meaning of republican. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiUpper union unveils mayor’s national strategy to advance Colorado Democrat Biden’s employment plan: fear of Trump, desire for power “overriding” patriotism among some Republicans Republican says GM should investigate January 6, not a “politically appointed” commission MORE (Alaska), Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyLiz Cheney spent K on security months after Trump impeachment vote Colorado Democrat: fear of Trump, desire for power “prevailing” over patriotism of some Republicans House Republican says that the DOJ should investigate Jan. 6, not a “politically appointed” commission CONTINUED (Utah), Bill CassidyBill CassidyBottom line Colorado Democrat: Fear of Trump, desire for power “surpassing” the patriotism of some Republicans Barbara Comstock: If Trump were to disappear, there wouldn’t be many Republicans in the research group MORE (The.), Rob portmanUnion Robert (Rob) Jones PortmanTop unveils mayor’s national strategy to move Biden’s employment plan forward Senators stop in Vilnius, call on Belarus to release dissident journalist The Hill’s Morning Report – Brought to you by Citizens’ Climate Lobby – The clock ends on the bipartite agreement on infrastructure PLUS (Ohio), Susan collinsSusan Margaret CollinsTop union unveils mayor’s national strategy to push Biden’s employment plan Biden’s “allies” put him in a corner Colorado Democrats: Fear of Trump, desire for power “overriding” patriotism at home some republicans MORE (Maine) and Ben sasseBen SasseDemocrats lead high-profile fight against military sexual assault Sex workers gain a foothold in Congress Democrats in Colorado: fear of Trump, desire for power ‘prevails’ over the patriotism of some Republicans (Neb.) Voted in favor of the bill.
The White House said the day after the vote that President Biden remained committed to supporting an independent investigation into the attacks.