A day after Mike Pence criticized Donald Trump for the Jan. 6 riot, the previous president hit again, saying the lethal assault was his former vice-president’s fault.
What Happened: Trump, on a flight to Iowa for a marketing campaign look, instructed the media that “you can blame” Pence for the Capitol riots, reported The Guardian.
“Had he sent the votes back to the legislatures, they wouldn’t have had a problem with Jan. 6, so in many ways, you can blame him for Jan. 6,” Trump stated.
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Trump needed Pence, in his capability as Senate president, to reject the certification of election leads to key states the place he alleged electoral fraud with the intention to reverse his conclusive defeat to Joe Biden.
“Had he sent them back to Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona…I believe, number one, you would have had a different outcome. But I also believe you wouldn’t have had ‘Jan. 6′ as we call it,” he stated.
Pence on Sunday stated the Capitol riots put him and his household at risk. “President Trump was wrong. I had no right to overturn the election and his reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day, and I know that history will hold Donald Trump accountable,” Pence stated.
Meanwhile, U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy stated he would “slowly roll out” entry to official tapes from the Jan. 6 riot to different information retailers.
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