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Former Situation Room officer: Pence came ‘close’ to being killed on Jan. 6

A former Situation Room official said former Vice President Mike Pence was nearly killed during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.

“The important thing for me is to remember that we actually got that close and that we had the ‘what if we lose’ conversation.” [vice president,] If it’s the 25th [Amendment] Mike Stigler said in an interview Mediate highlighted a video of her co-starring with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that aired on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America.” “As it got closer, we started executing all these game plans.”

Stigler agreed with Stephanopoulos, who described the Jan. 6 riot as “our people’s” and “inspired” by Trump.

“But at the time, it wasn’t even on our minds,” Stigler continued. “It doesn’t matter how we got here. We were here. How do we execute? How do we move on?”

Pence faced threats of violence on January 6 for refusing to overturn the 2020 election. The Secret Service said he was in the Capitol when the mob broke in and was taken to an underground loading area during the attack.

Earlier this month, Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), considered former President Trump’s running mate in 2024, questioned whether Pence’s life was in danger that day. “I think this is what politicians and those involved in politics really want,” he said. Sometimes I exaggerate things. ”

“I think — look, January 6th was the worst day. It was a riot. But the idea that Donald Trump risked someone’s life when he told them to protest peacefully. That’s just ridiculous,” Vance later added.

Pence said in March that he was “incredibly proud” of the Trump administration’s accomplishments, but that “there were significant differences between me and President Trump on a variety of issues.” He said he would not support it. She has expressed opposition to President Trump’s positions on issues such as abortion and banning TikTok.

“In each of these cases, Donald Trump has pursued and articulated policies that are at odds with the conservative policies we have been under for four years,” Pence said. “That’s why I cannot in good conscience support Donald Trump in this campaign.”

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