In what has to be regarded as a 2024 campaign speech, given that it’s in first primary state of New Hampshire, Mike Pence said Thursday evening that he and Donald Trump will probably continue to disagree about the events surrounding the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Trump had sought Pence’s help invalidating the results.
Pence has also spoken in South Carolina, which is the second primary state. Iowa kicks things off in 2024 with what has historically been a caucus.
It’s doubtful, though, that Pence would run if Trump does.
According to Fox News:
The former vice president also used his speech to deliver his most extensive comments to date about the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists and other supporters of then-President Trump who aimed to disrupt congressional certification of Biden’s electoral college victory.
Pence, who along with members of Congress, was forced to move to secure rooms while the Capitol was stormed, called the attack a “dark” and “tragic” day in American history. “That same day we reconvened the Congress and did our duty under the Constitution and the laws of the United States.”
Pence has since endured the wrath of Trump and some of his most devout loyalists and supporters.
Pointing to his relationship with Trump, Pence said, “I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye about that day, but I will always be proud what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years.”