(PresidentialWire.com)- Democrats are using the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, to “distract attention from their failed attention,” and Mike Pence, who was vice president at the time, said this week that he “will not allow the Democrats” to continue doing so.
Pence recently spoke with Fox News Digital at a meeting at the University Club in Chicago regarding economic policy when he made those comments. In addition to criticizing Democrats, Pence praised the record of his former boss, former President Donald Trump, and said he was not considering Trump’s future political plans when weighing whether he’d run for president himself in 2024.
Pence further said that current President Joe Biden was unfortunately “embracing the politics of the radical left” during his time in office.
As he explained:
“At a time when we have inflation at a 40-year-high, gasoline prices more than doubled since we left office, a crisis at our southern border, war in Eastern Europe, a disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, maybe this just comes from living back in Indiana again, but, those are the things I’m focused on, and frankly, those are the things people talk to me about everywhere.
“The issues that are bearing upon the American people are, as is often the case, not what Washington is focused on.”
Americans are struggling, there’s no doubt about that. Yet, Democrats in Washington are hyper focused on bringing down Trump and those around him for their role in the insurrection on January 6, 2021.
The House special committee investigating the insurrection has held multiple public hearings over the last few weeks, and has more planned for July. They are doing this as a way to capture the attention of the voting public, in desperate hope of somehow holding onto their slim majorities in the House and the Senate.
Pence told Fox News that he recognizes the tactics Democrats are using and has no plans of allowing them to do it unchecked. He said:
“January 6 was a tragic day, and I know we did our duty, but I will always be proud of our record. And I am not going to allow the Democrats to use that tragic day to distract attention from their failed agenda or to demean the intentions of 74 million Americans who rallied behind our cause.”
Even though he ultimately moved forward with certifying the results of the Electoral College on January 6 — and even though he has said he doesn’t believe Trump’s continued accusations that the election was stolen from him — Pence did said he “had concerns about voting irregularities” following the last presidential election.
“I had hoped that the courts — including the Supreme Court — would have taken up and considered the fact that a number of states had changed rules governing elections. But, ultimately, the courts passed on them, and the Electoral College certified the outcome, and I knew that my oath was clear.”