Did Trump Just Blame Pence for Jan. 6?


It’s probably true that both Tucker Carlson’s video footage of the January 6 Capitol riot is skewed a bit, and Nancy Pelosi’s carefully staged Jan. 6 Committee production was politically driven. Neither side is showing the whole story.

Barricades were breached and windows shattered. Protesters did push through doors against the orders of Capitol security.

Although Pence has been fairly muted in what he has said about former President Donald Trump since the events of January 6. He did talk about the danger his family was put in, and he said that Trump was wrong on that day.

But in a speech at Saturday’s annual white-tie Gridiron Dinner, Pence went after Trump over the Capitol violence, as well as threats made against the former veep’s family.

“President Trump was wrong. I had no right to overturn the election. And his reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day, and I know history will hold Donald Trump accountable.

Tourists don’t injure 140 people by sightseeing. Tourists don’t break down doors to get to the Speaker of the House or voice threats against public officials.

The American people have a right to know what took place at the Capitol on January 6. But make no mistake about it; what happened that day was a disgrace and it mocks decency to portray it any other way,” Pence said.

Donald Trump has responded to the former vice president’s assessment, and he now blames Pence for January 6.

“Had he sent the votes back to the legislatures, they wouldn’t have had a problem with Jan. 6, so in many ways, you can blame him for Jan. 6. Had he sent them back to Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, the states, I believe, number one, you would have had a different outcome. But I also believe you wouldn’t have had ‘Jan. 6’ as we call it, Trump said.