Ronna McDaniel 'fought back tears' talking with Pence day after Trump supporters called for his hanging
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel (screengrab)

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel grew emotional talking with former Vice President Mike Pence the day after Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol building and called for his hanging.

The Washington Post reports that McDaniel personally called Pence the day after the infamous Trump-incited riots at the Capitol led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol police officer.

"On the phone, the next day, talking about what happened, McDaniel became emotional," the Post writes. "She wanted Pence to know he was still welcome to come to the RNC meeting. He did not go. McDaniel fought back tears."

Trump supporters targeted Pence after they broke into the Capitol after former President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Pence had the power to unilaterally overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Even after the mob stormed the Capitol, Trump angrily tweeted out that Pence lacked the "courage" to help him overturn the election.