Former Vice President Mike Pence writes in a forthcoming memoir that he was “not afraid … however offended” as a mob of Trump extremists looked for him within the Capitol on Jan. 6.
The onetime loyal lieutenant to former President Donald Trump mentioned he believes the MAGA rioters calling for his head didn’t symbolize the tens of hundreds of thousands of Individuals who supported them.
“I used to be not afraid, however I used to be offended,” Pence wrote in a back-cover blurb for “So Assist Me God,” the e book that hits cabinets on Nov. 15.
“I used to be offended at what I noticed, the way it desecrated the seat of our democracy,” the ex-veep added. “[It] dishonored the patriotism of hundreds of thousands of our supporters, who would by no means do such a factor right here or anyplace else.”
Pence’s memoir is billed as an account of his “journey from his youth in Columbus, Indiana, to the vice presidency of the USA.”
“That is the within story of the Trump Administration from its second-highest rating official and of a profound religion that has guided Pence all through his life,” his writer says.
The e book consists of “essentially the most sturdy protection of the Trump document” but in addition “chronicles President Trump’s severing of their relationship on January 6, 2021, when Pence saved his oath to the Structure.”
Pence has mentioned little about his expertise on Jan. 6. Two of his prime aides have described his refusal to depart the Capitol at the same time as 1000’s of violent Trump extremists erected a mock gallows and chanted “Cling Mike Pence.”
Trump egged on his supporters by tweeting an assault on Pence because the mob stormed the Capitol. He later advised aides that he wouldn’t defend the constructing partly as a result of Pence “deserved it.”
Pence has resisted calls for him to testify earlier than the congressional committee investigating Jan. 6 despite the fact that he gave his chief of employees and prime counsel the inexperienced gentle to take action.
Some members of the committee say they nonetheless anticipate to testify within the coming weeks.
Pence is barnstorming the nation laying the groundwork for a 2024 Republican presidential bid, which might put him on a collision course with Trump.
Since leaving the White Home, he has barely spoken to his ex-boss, who calls him a turncoat for refusing to go together with the unconstitutional scheme to cling to energy after dropping the 2020 election to President Biden.