MANCHESTER. N.H. — It was his first public comment regarding the Capitol Riot of January 6th.
Mike Pence, former Indiana governor and Vice President, spoke at the Hillsborough County Republican Committee’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire Thursday night.
Pence spoke for over thirty minutes at the event, but he only needed 90 seconds to make his feelings on the events of January 6th and former President Donald Trump, crystal clear.
“You know, President Trump and I have spoken many times, since we left office,” Pence said to the dinner attendees, “and I don’t know if we will 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 was inside of the Capitol building as hundreds of people stormed the building back on January 6th. He was rushed to safety as people broke into the building. Four people died that day, including a rioter who was shot and killed by Capitol police.
Federal prosecutors say over four-hundred people have been arrested for their involvement in the attack on the Capitol. Prosecutors expect many more to be arrested and charged.
Pence credited Capitol police with putting an end to the violence on that day, and says we must move forward, as united nation.