Mike Pence says the January 6 insurrection, where rioters attacked him and Congress, is being used to 'demean' Trump supporters

Mike Pence, Vice President, January 3, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP
Mike Pence claimed that the media covered the January 6 insurrection "demeaning" all Trump voters.

Pence stated to Fox News that the media wants to focus on January one, which is the failure of the Biden administration.

Pro-Trump rioters attacked Congress and Pence individually in the January 6 Insurrection.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence claimed that the media covered the January 6 insurrection. This was a violent attack against Congress and him personally to "distract from" the Biden administration to "demean all Trump voters.

"It is clear that the media wants to distract attention from the Biden administration’s failure agenda by focusing only on January. They want to use January to try to denigrate the character and intentions 74 million Americans who believed in our ability to be strong again, prosperous again, and supported our administration in 2016/2020," Pence stated in a Monday night interview to Fox News' Sean Hannity.

"For our part," Pence said, "I believe we should remain completely focused upon the future and that is where I am focused." This could be a nod to his 2020 presidential ambitions.

During the insurrection, rioters launched an attack against Congress and on Pence to stop them from counting President elect Joe Biden's Electoral College vote and affirming Trump election loss. Some rioters chanted "hang Mike Pence!" After former President Donald Trump posted numerous tweets attacking Pence.

Robert Costa and Bob Woodward's book "Peril," provide new details on Trump's pressure campaign to get Pence singularly to overturn Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win, which he doesn't have the power to. Also, Pence took some of their ploys very seriously.

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Insider first reported that John Eastman, a legal scholar, had written a memo describing a bizarre plot for Pence to overthrow the laws governing electoral counting and to try to install Trump in another term.

As he looks at a 2024 presidential bid, Pence must find a delicate balance between distinguishing himself from Trump and not alienating Trump's followers.

Pence, for instance, told a Democratic undercover operative, who posed as a Capitol rioter, that he "loved" her heart after explaining why he couldn’t reverse President Joe Biden’s Electoral College win.

The House Select Committee is currently investigating the January 6 insurrection, its circumstances and how they led to it. This includes the pressure tactics targeting Pence.

Jamie Raskin, a Democratic Representative, recently stated to the Washington Post that "It's an essential part of the historic record to determine whether Trump really came to achieving the scheme to get Pence to declare unilateral authority to reject electoral colleges votes."

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