During an interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Shannon Bream on Sunday, former Vice President Mike Pence said that following the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack, Donald Trump was “genuinely remorseful” and had inquired about how his family was doing.
Pence added that he had “sensed” that Trump was “deeply remorseful” as his first questions were all regarding how “Karen [Pence] and Charlotte [Pence Bond]” had been. Pence’s family had been with him all day and night on the day of the Capitol attack. Pence added that in those moments, it was clear that Trump had “seemed genuinely remorseful.”
Pence had been a vocal critic of Trump ever since he left office. He is widely suspected to also be a potential challenger for the 2024 GOP nomination, however, Pence has so far been extremely careful in trying to ensure that he does not alienate Trump supporters, many of whom were present on the day of the Capitol attack and had been chanting “Hang Mike Pence” because of his role in certifying the 2020 presidential elections.
Pence had defied Trump’s orders at the time by saying that his role was purely ceremonial and that he did not have the power or authority to actually overturn the results of the election. Still, he had been pressured by Trump and his allies to do so. This has also been described in the House panel investigations regarding the events that unfolded that day.
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