Consultant Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, stated Sunday that he’d like to see former Vice President Mike Pence voluntarily converse with the Home choose committee investigating the Capitol riot that occurred on January 6, 2021.
Kinzinger, who’s a member of the committee, was requested about Pence throughout an interview on CBS‘ Face the Nation.
“Vice President Mike Pence did the right thing in terms of certifying the election. He is a central player in this story. As a Republican, do you want to see him come forward and actually speak to you?” host Margaret Brennan requested the congressman.
“Yes, I would love to see that and I hope he would do so voluntarily. These are decisions, I think, we’re going to end up making from a tactical perspective in the next week or two as we basically pin down what this hearing schedule is going to look like, the content, and as we go into the full narrative of this thing,” he responded.
“I would hope and think that the vice president would want to come in and tell his story because he did do the right thing on that day. If he doesn’t, then we’ll look at the options we have available to us if there’s information we don’t already have,” he added.
Final month, one other member of the committee, Democratic Consultant Jamie Raskin of Maryland stated at an occasion at Georgetown College’s Heart on Religion and Justice that Pence’s refusal to get right into a Secret Service car in the course of the riot was “chilling.”
In accordance to the e book I Alone Can Repair It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Last Yr, which was written by Washington Submit reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, Secret Service brokers requested Pence to enter a limousine in the course of the riot.
The intent, some have theorized, was to drive the previous vp away from the constructing, stopping him from certifying the election outcomes, after he had signaled his unwillingness to go in opposition to his duties and maintain Trump in energy.
“[Pence] uttered what I think are the six most chilling words of this entire thing I’ve seen so far: ‘I’m not getting in that car,'” Raskin stated. “He knew exactly what this inside coup they had planned for was going to do.”
Consultant Bennie Thompson, chairman of the January 6 committee, additionally stated final week that “in all probability,” the panel would as soon as once more invite Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy to testify earlier than the committee.
The event got here after The New York Instances reported that McCarthy expressed considerations that some GOP lawmakers might incite violence within the wake of the assault.
Newsweek has reached out to representatives for Pence for remark.