Mike Pence has closed the door on speaking to the January 6 Select Committee while he has given interviews touting his book and in a speculative preamble to a campaign for president in 2024.
Pence said “the partisan nature of the January 6 committee has been a disappointment to me.”
A Republican on the committee took note.
Benny Thompson and Liz Cheney, committee co-chairpersons, also took note.
“Our investigation has publicly presented the testimony of more than 50 Republican witnesses, including senior members of the Trump White House, the Trump Campaign, and the Trump Justice Department,” the statement continued. “This testimony, subject to criminal penalties for lying to Congress, was not ‘partisan.’ It was truthful.”The Hill
But Pence (the Dense) doubled down on his comments during a town hall on CNN.
“Congress doesn’t report to the White House. The White House doesn’t report to the Congress.”
“And I truly do believe in defense of the separation of powers and to avoid what would be a terrible precedent – the very notion of a committee on Congress, in Congress, summoning a vice president to speak about deliberations that took place at the White House, I think, would violate that separation of powers,” he said.CNN
And then Pence went on to display more lack of awareness.