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Mike Pence Gets Shredded After Attacking Biden’s Speech About MAGA GOP Extremism

Mike Pence joined a debate he should have left alone by criticizing a speech President Joe Biden made recently in which he criticized the extreme views of the MAGA Republicans who continue to remain loyal to Donald Trump and make excuses for his every illegal action.

In case you missed it, here’s what Biden said:

“What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of extreme MAGA philosophy. It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something, it’s like semi-fascism.”

Pence, who is clearly trying to mend fences with the far right wing of his party that still worships Trump, took to Twitter and began slamming Biden for daring to speak the truth:

“Did you see that speech last week? President Biden held a partisan campaign rally at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, flanked by uniformed United States Marines, and revealed what’s truly at stake in the next election.”

“Never before in the history of our nation has a President stood before the American people and accused millions of his own countrymen of being a ‘threat to this country.’ To top it off, President Biden had the audacity to claim, ‘I’m asking our nation to come together, to unite.’”

Those are bold (and incredibly stupid) words coming from a man that Trump suggested might should have been hanged on January 6 to placate the rioting thugs who attacked the U.S. Capitol. As House Select Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney noted at a hearing in June:

“Aware of the rioters chants to ‘hang Mike Pence’, the president responded with this sentiment: ‘Maybe our supporters have the right idea’. Mike Pence ‘deserves it.’”

But now Pence wants to take umbrage with Biden for calling it like he sees it and making it clear to American voters what’s at stake when they go to cast their ballots in November?

The former VP’s postings raised eyebrows and ire on social media.

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Liz Cheney Says Mike Pence Is ‘In Discussions’ To Testify Before The J6 Committee In September

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) says former vice president Mike Pence is “in discussions” about testifying before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol when the panel restarts its hearing in September.

Cheney was asked about Pence possibly testifying by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl for an interview that will air on Sunday. She replied:

“So we’ve been in discussions with his counsel.”

Cheney was also asked about remarks Pence made Wednesday in New Hampshire. Specifically, Pence said:

“If there was an invitation to participate, I would consider it. But you’ve heard me mention the Constitution a few times this morning. Under the Constitution, we have three co-equal branches of government. Any invitation that would be directed at me, I would have to reflect on the unique role that was serving then as vice president.”

To that, Cheney told Karl:

“I didn’t see his specific comments this week, but it sounds like they were pretty similar to what his counsel has been saying. And I think, look, he played a critical role on Jan. 6. “If he had succumbed to the pressure that Donald Trump was putting on him, we would have had a much worse constitutional crisis. And I think that he has clearly, as he’s expressed, concerns about executive privilege, which — I have tremendous respect, I think it’s hugely important constitutional issue, in terms of separation of powers. I believe in executive privilege, I think it matters, but I also think that when the country has been something as grave as this was, everyone who has information has an obligation to step forward.”

She added:

“So I would hope that he would do that. I would hope that he will understand how important it is for the American people to know every aspect of the truth about what happened that day.”

If indeed Pence does agree to testify, we might finally know exactly what pressure Trump exerted on the VP in an effort to have him not certify the Electoral College votes, even though Pence didn’t have that power.

Pence’s testimony might also be what winds up leading to criminal charges against Trump for his role in the Capitol insurrection.

 

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Mike Pence’s Former Chief Of Staff Testified Before A Grand Jury Investigating Jan. 6: Report

For anyone suggesting that the Justice Department under the leadership of Attorney General Merrick Garland isn’t taking the violent rioting and insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 seriously, a report from ABC News shows that the DOJ is indeed fully invested in finding out what happened and charging those involved.

Just last week, the report notes, Marc Short, who served as chief of staff for former Vice President Mike Pence, appeared before a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C.

Marc Short was caught by an ABC News camera departing D.C. District Court on Friday alongside his attorney, Emmet Flood.

Short appeared under subpoena, sources said.

Short would be the highest-ranking Trump White House official known to have appeared before the grand jury.

Short declined to comment to ABC News. His attorney did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office also declined to comment.

In March, the Department of Justice expanded its criminal probe into the events of Jan. 6 to include preparations for the rally that preceded the storming of the Capitol, as well as the financing for the event, multiple sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.

If the grand jury subpoenaed Short, it’s probably just a matter of time before Pence is also called for testimony. And Pence knows details of what took place in the White House prior to Jan. 6 that few other members of the Trump administration would, and additional subpoenas have already gone out:

Grand jury subpoenas were sent to those who assisted in the organizing and planning of former President Donald Trump’s “Save America” rally on the Ellipse near the White House, the sources said, with prosecutors seeking multiple records and documents related to the rally, including text messages and emails, as well as potential communications with other individuals regarding the logistics of the event.

Just last week, Garland hinted that his office was indeed looking closely at what transpired on Jan. 6, telling reporters:

“There is a lot of speculation about what the Justice Department is doing, what’s it not doing, what our theories are and what our theories aren’t, and there will continue to be that speculation. We have to hold accountable every person who is criminally responsible for trying to overturn a legitimate election, and we must do it in a way filled with integrity and professionalism.”

Don’t be surprised if the same grand jury that heard from Marc Short last week begins handing down indictments before the end of summer. That’s the reason they were impaneled in the first place.

 

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Trump Was Hoping Pence And Members Of Congress Would Be ‘Killed Or Taken Hostage’ On Jan. 6: Report

Based on testimony from former Trump administration official Cassidy Hutchinson on Tuesday, it’s now clear that failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump wanted to see his vice president, Mike Pence, and members of Congress “killed or taken hostage” according to presidential historian Michael Beschloss.

During an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday morning, Beschloss noted:

“Everything that [Richard] Nixon did in the 1970s is put in the shade by what we have seen here. Nixon didn’t send armed terrorists up to the Capitol, and by everything that we are learning now what Donald Trump wanted to see on the 6th of January was violence. There’s every sign that he wanted to see members of Congress shot or killed or taken hostage, including his vice president, who, of course, is the president of the Senate.”

Beschloss added:

“Have we ever seen a president do 100th of that in the whole history of the United States? Historically, every other president is in one category. Donald Trump is in a category of his own.”

Consider a few more of the things Hutchinson revealed on Tuesday during her two hours of testimony, courtesy of New York magazine:

She said Trump was furious with his security officials, and she overheard him saying, “I don’t f- – -ing care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me.” Later, she said that Trump wanted them to march to the Capitol after his speech.

Previous witnesses had told the January 6 committee that Trump had been saying he wanted to march to the Capitol with his supporters in the weeks leading up to the rally, but Hutchinson revealed that Trump actually tried to go as soon as he finished his speech calling on the thousands assembled before him to march there. Trump boarded a vehicle with the Secret Service, thinking he was being taken to the Capitol.

As we’ve seen many times before, Donald Trump demands loyalty from others, but will toss anyone (even family) under the bus when it suits his purposes. That’s just plain evil.

Here’s Michael Beschloss on MSNBC:

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Mike Pence Laughably Claims He Has ‘Never’ Seen A POTUS Lie As Much As Joe Biden

Over the past week, there’s been what can best be called a reevaluation of former vice president Mike Pence, who has been hailed by some as the man who saved the United States from a coup attempt orchestrated by his former boss, Donald Trump.

While it’s certainly true that Pence refused to delay certification of the electoral votes on January 21, 2021, remarks the former VP made on Monday during an appearance on Fox Business make it clear that Pence remains a lying sack of excrement who cannot be trusted.

Speaking with host Larry Kudlow (who also served in the Trump administration), Pence was asked:

“Have you ever seen a president who refuses to accept blame, and I want to add to that, commits so many falsehoods? I’m being very polite here, calling it falsehoods – falsehoods, you know, on any given day. He’s out there saying stuff that just ain’t true. Have you ever seen anything like that?”

Pence replied:

“Never in my lifetime. I said today that there has never been a time in my life where a president was more disconnected from the American people than we see today.”

However, what Pence conveniently neglected to mention is that Trump told more than 30,000 lies during his four years in office, including the most dangerous one: That the 2020 election had been “stolen” from him even though he clearly lost in a landslide.

As for being “disconnected” from the American people, Donald Trump repeatedly said COVID was no big deal and would quickly vanish from the face of the planet as soon as the weather got warmer. He also suggested that disinfectant injected into the body could cure the disease.

It’s a mystery why Pence feels a need to remain so loyal to Trump, who suggested that his vice president should probably be executed for refusing to disobey the Constitution.

Whatever Pence’s motivations might be, he’s a lost cause. He’s not a hero and should go down in history as an accomplice to some of the most horrific policies ever enacted by any administration.