Pence: ‘I would consider’ testifying to Jan. 6 committee

In fact, the former vice president, who is typically reticent to talk about his experience on Jan. 6, 2021 — when rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol to disrupt the counting of Electoral Votes and chanted “hang Mike Pence” — seemed uncharacteristically open to talking about it down the line, perhaps in the memoir he referenced that is scheduled to be released just after November’s midterm elections.

“The American people have a right to know what happened,” Pence said. “And in the months and years ahead, I’ll be telling my story even more frequently.”

The Jan. 6 panel has weighed whether to formally seek Pence’s testimony for months, with members at times suggesting they would like to bring the former vice president in to hear his version of events.

There is one piece of evidence that only Pence may be equipped to provide: His responses to Trump during their final phone call on Jan. 6, 2021, when Trump apparently berated Pence for refusing to support his plan…

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This article was written by By Lisa Kashinsky and Kyle Cheney and originally published on