Jan. 6 committee to ask Mike Pence for voluntary appearance, chairman says

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The House choose committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol will request the presence of former Vice President Mike Pence to get “his opinions” about what transpired that day.

Committee chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., introduced the group’s resolution to ask Pence to seem earlier than them throughout an interview with NPR.

Committee chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., speaks as Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., hear throughout a committee assembly on Capitol Hill on Dec. 1, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
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“I think you could expect that before the month’s out,” Thompson mentioned, expressing that he believes Pence performed a major position in restoring order on that day as he was “put in a tough spot.”

“The vice president was put in a tough spot,” Thompson instructed NPR. “The president was putting a lot of pressure on him to break the law, and he stood fast.”

Thompson mentioned due to Pence’s “respect for law,” there have been “people who came to the Capitol a year ago wanting to hang him.”

Former Vice President Mike Pence gives remarks to a small crowd on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 at Columbus Municipal Airport in Columbus, Ind.

Former Vice President Mike Pence provides remarks to a small crowd on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 at Columbus Municipal Airport in Columbus, Ind.

“And so, if for no other reason, our committee really needs to hear what are his opinions about what happened on Jan. 6,” Thompson added.

Thompson mentioned the committee will meet subsequent week to finalize plans on requesting Pence to seem.

In addition, Thompson made it clear that the committee will subject for subpoenas for individuals “if in fact we think somebody has information that as a committee we need.” He mentioned if “getting a subpoena for that person’s participation is important, then we will do it.”

Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., joined by fellow committee members, speak to the media following a hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., joined by fellow committee members, converse to the media following a listening to of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
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The chairman went on to inform NPR that the committee is working to subject “significant recommendations” for new laws relating to (*6*)

Thompson mentioned if the “insurrectionists had been successful and gotten their hands on the ballots from the different states and destroyed” them, then America would have witnessed “a constitutional crisis of no end.”

Last month, the committee mentioned it might launch an interim report on its findings by the summer time of this 12 months.

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