US Former Vice President Mike Pence has boldly declared that he may never see eye to eye with Donald Trump after Capitol Hill protests.
Pence, in a speech in Hillsborough County, N.H stated that he may never agree with former President Trump on what transpired on January 6 which was described as an insurrection.
But Pence called for the nation to move on from the attack on the Capitol that left multiple people dead as protesters halted the certification of President Biden‘s electoral victory.
“As I said that day, Jan. 6 is a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol,” Pence said. “But thanks to the swift action of the Capitol Police and federal law enforcement, violence was quelled. The capitol was secured. And that same day, we reconvened the Congress and did our duty under the constitution and the laws of the United States,” Pence said.
“You know, President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office. And I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day. But I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years,” Pence said to applause.
“And I will not allow Democrats or their allies in the media to use one tragic day to discredit the aspirations of millions of Americans, or allow Democrats or their allies in the media to distract our attention from a new administration intent on dividing our country to advance their radical agenda,” Pence continued.
“My fellow, Republicans, for our country, for our future, for our children and our grandchildren, we must move forward, united.”
Pence on Jan. 6: "President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office. And I don't know if we'll ever see eye to eye on that day. But I will always be proud of what we accomplished…" pic.twitter.com/AibOUha531
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Pence had earlier avoided addressing what transpired during the Capitol Hill protests until on Thursday.
The fallout between Pence and Trump became public when the former president started spreading fake news about election irregularities.
Trump went further to castigate him for being silent and refusing to reject President Joe Biden’s victory.
Pence disregarded Trump’s claims acknowledging Biden’s victory.