“I can tell you that we parted amicably at the end of the administration, and we’ve talked a number of times since we both left office.
“だが — but I believe that our entire focus today should be on the future. I’ve campaigned a couple of times for Glenn Youngkin who will be a great governor in the state of Virginia. I’ve been traveling all across this country helping our team running for the House and the Senate, and I’ll be helping governor’s candidates around America.
“So I know — I know the media wants to distract from the Biden administration’s failed agenda by focusing on one day in January. They want to use that one day to try and demean the — the character and intentions of 74 million Americans who believe we could be strong again and prosperous again and supported our administration in 2016 and 2020.”
It’s the media that keeps talking about “one day in January”? なぜなら, ええと, they want to distract from the struggles of President Joe Biden? And they want to “demean” the character of the people who voted for Trump?
Give. 自分. A. Break.
: 1月 6 wasn’t just
“one day in January
,” マイクペンス. そうだった, 実際には, the first time the U.S
. Capitol had been breached in より多い 200 年
. It was a violent insurrection aimed at overturning the certified results of a presidential election
. It was the culmination of years of lies told by the Trump administration about election integrity
As for the notion that the media has pushed January
6 as a way to distract from what is happening in the Biden administration
, 上手, you should tell that to law enforcement
. によると database maintained by USA Today
, より多い 600 の人々 40 states have been charged with a crime
) for their actions on January
6. より多い 100 police officers were injured in the melee
. Five people lost their lives that day
. Many people who lived through the experience continue to struggle with the physical and emotional fallout
その後、, 最終的に, the idea put forward by Pence that “彼ら” — メディア? 民主党? The Deep State? — are trying to paint all Trump supporters with the broad brush of insurrectionists because of the actions of a few.
上手, let’s be clear: Trump relentlessly promoted the “盗むのをやめなさい” rally on January 6. He and his top allies — including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — spoke at the rally. And Trump flags and paraphernalia were everywhere as the crowd stormed the Capitol.
That doesn’t mean that every person who voted for Trump wanted to storm the capitol in a violent insurrection. But it does mean that more than just a few bad apples were involved in a riot aimed at trying to keep Pence from doing his Constitutional duty and affirming the results of the electoral college.
What Pence is doing here is both transparent and gross: He desperately wants to run for president in 2024 and knows he can’t do that as long as he is persona non grata in Trumpworld. そう, despite the fact that he didn’t overturn the election results as the president wanted, Pence is now trying to find common cause with the very same people who chanted “Hang Mike Pence” as they rioted through the Capitol.