Former Vice President Mike Pence Criticizes Trump for Endangering His Family on January 6th
Former Vice President Mike Pence had his strongest language yet in criticizing his former boss, former President Trump, for the danger he faced as a result of Trump’s pressure campaign to overturn the 2020 election.
“I hope Mike is going to do the right thing, I hope so,” said Pence, “President Trump was wrong.
He had no right to overturn the election.
His reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day, and I know that history will hold Donald Trump accountable.” Pence not so subtly mulling his own bid for the White House as former President Trump prepares to make his 2024 Iowa debut tomorrow, although the event did not allow any cameras.
Meanwhile, former President Trump spent his weekend huddling with lawyers at his Mar-A-Lago home, preparing for next steps in a Manhattan probe investigating a 2016 hush money payment his former attorney Michael Cohen made on his behalf to former adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Cohen is set to testify tomorrow before a grand jury, with signs a possible indictment may come soon.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing.
Another expected 2024 contender, President Biden, is taking criticism from within his own party amid reports his administration will approve a controversial oil drilling operation in Alaska, marking a potential reversal of a campaign promise not to allow new drilling on federal lands.
Environmentalists are now furious, while Alaska’s lawmakers believe the project will bring new jobs to the region.
The White House is denying any decision has been made about drilling in Alaska, with the final call by Interior Secretary Deb Holland, who fought against this endeavor while in Congress, expected in the coming days.