Conservative analyst slams 'joke' Mike Pence for trying to distance himself after he 'inspired' insurrectionists
US Vice President Mike Pence addresses a ministerial meeting at the State Department on religious freedom US Vice President Mike Pence addresses a ministerial meeting at the State Department on religious freedom AFP

On CNN Tuesday, former Ted Cruz staffer and Never Trump conservative analyst Amanda Carpenter tore into former Vice President Mike Pence for trying to get back into the Trump orbit.

"His play to the potential 2024 Republican voter is, hey, if you are like many of the Republicans who voted for Trump because of his policies but didn't like his personality — I mean, how many times have you heard that? — I'm your guy," said Carpenter. "I'm the guy that kept the ship steady in the Trump White House. You can count on me because, you know, at the end of the day on January 6th, I did my duty and you should give me credit for that."

"But I think that is a joke," continued Carpenter. "Mike Pence went along with every single bit of it until, you know, the last minute that day. When Mike Pence pitches himself as this steady, reliable, constitutional conservative, I think he should be asked, why did you stay so quiet about your role in certifying the election until January 6th? Because his silence gave the insurrectionists hope. He — they gave — he gave them inspiration. They all were depending on the idea that maybe Mike Pence, if he wouldn't stop the certification, he would delay it or maybe send it back from the states. We know all this from the Eastman memo. Mike Pence entertained all of that until the very last minute."

"Had he come out maybe, like, even Bill Barr did in December and said, you know what, there is no widespread fraud, I'm out of here, January 6th may not have happened," added Carpenter. "But Mike Pence went along with it, and that is why he wants to minimize and say it was just one — one thing that happened, one day. No, no, no. It was there many months in the making, and he was there for every bit of it."

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