Vice President Mike Pence (R) is accompanied by Sgt. at Arms Michael Stenger (L), from the House of Representatives to the Senate at the U.S. Capitol after an obstacle was raised throughout the joint session to accredit President-choose Joe Biden, in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021.
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Rioters inside the Capitol almost reached Vice President Mike Pence, who some targeted for death over incorrect claims that he might reverse Joe Biden’s election win, The Washington Post reported Friday.
After a pro-Trump mob got into the Capitol on Jan. 6, Secret Service officers left Pence from the Senate flooring into a neighboring space, in addition to his spouse and child, according to the paper. A group storming the Capitol reached a landing about 100 feet from where the Pences concealed just about a minute after the vice president left the Senate chamber, the report stated.
During the chaos, some intruders shouted “Hang Mike Pence.”
The report worried how close the Capitol enemies pertained to discovering the leading authorities in the U.S. federal government throughout the insurrection.
Responding to the paper report, Secret Service representative Justine Whelan stated Pence was safe throughout the day.
“While the Secret Service does not speak specifically about the means and methods of our protective operations, Vice President Pence was secure at all times on Jan. 6,” Whelan stated in an e-mail.
Trump declared Pence, in his official function commanding the election count, had the power to send out licensed outcomes back to states. The vice president does not have that authority. Pence did not attempt to affect the count when Congress tallied the vote, both in the past and hours after the rioters overran the Capitol.
While the vice president concealed from the mob, Trump tweeted: “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!”
Trump supposedly did not examine Pence’s security throughout the day. Some of the 10 House Republicans who voted Wednesday to impeach Trump for incitement of insurrection pointed out the president’s remarks about Pence in discussing their positions.
A representative for Pence did not instantly react to a demand to talk about The Washington Post report.
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