Mike Pence addressed New Hampshire Republicans Thursday night before a county committee and spoke in detail of the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol as a “dark day in the history of the United States.”
The crowd had just given Pence several standing ovations, but when he brought up the siege on the Capitol where rioters chanted “Hang Mike Pence,” they went silent.
“And I will not allow Democrats or their allies in the media to use one 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 intent on dividing our country to advance their radical agenda,” Pence continued.
“My fellow, Republicans, for our country, for our future, for our children and our grandchildren, we must move forward, united.”
According to a Pence aide, the former VP guy was in New Hampshire to rally for the 2022 mid-term elections, not as a candidate for 2024.
On the day of the insurrection where five people died, Trump tweeted out that Pence “didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done.”
The New York Times also reported that as Pence was headed to the Capitol that day to certify the results of the 2020 election, Trump called him and said, “You can either go down in history as a patriot, or you can go down as a p___y.”