Following the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, former Vice President Mike Pence has shared his potential willingness to testify before the January 6 Committee.
“If there was an invitation to participate, I would consider it,” Pence stated.
However, Pence also offered a word of caution to Republicans about vilifying the FBI regarding the recent Trump raid.
He added: “But you’ve heard me mention the Constitution a few times this morning. Under the Constitution, we have three co-equal branches of government. Any invitation to be directed to me, I would have to reflect on the unique role I was serving in as vice president.”
While at the “Politics and Eggs” event in Manchester, New Hampshire, the former Vice President criticized fellow conservatives about their reaction to the raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence:
I also want to remind my fellow Republicans, that we can hold the attorney general accountable for the decision that he made without attacking the rank and file law enforcement personnel at the FBI. The Republican Party is the party of law and order. Our party stands with the men and women who serve on the thin blue line at the federal and state and local level. And these attacks on the FBI must stop. Calls to defund the FBI are just as wrong as calls to defund the police. And in the wake of the four years that we endured the politicization of the FBI, the American people have a right to know the basis for this. This unprecedented action does demand unprecedented transparency.
Pence offered a middle path forward to respond to the FBI’s unprecedented search.
He continued on to argue that conservatives should not be waging a total war against the “rank-and-file law enforcement personnel” at the bureau.
Instead, he offered the solution of demanding absolute transparency from Attorney General Merrick Garland for his role in authorizing the raid.