(PresidentialHill.com)- Former Vice President Mike Pence walked back the report that he would testify to the January 6th Committee, according to Newsmax. Pence recently told Washington Times that he would consider testifying before the committee if he were invited.
“If the committee wanted to extend a formal invitation I would consider it, but we would reflect very carefully on my obligations to preserve the separation of powers and the constitutional framework that I served in,” he said.
Pence acknowledged in the statement the partisan nature of the committee, saying that “it has squandered an opportunity to really thoughtfully examine what took place that day and where the failings were.” He added that it would be unprecedented for a vice president to be “summoned’ to Congress to testify, but that if an invitation were extended, he would have to consider it and his role as the vice president during that time.
The committee has been under criticism since its conception, being attacked as a partisan witch hunt since House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was denied his choice of Republican representatives serving on the select committee. He then refused sending anyone to oversee the committee, leaving the Democrats to relish in the presence of RINOs Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.
The theater show reached its Michael Bay movie moment when one former Trump White House special assistant to the chief of staff, said that she overheard from the deputy chief of staff, Tony Ornato, that on January 6 Trump lunged at the secret service and tried to take over the car’s wheel when they would not bring him back to the Capitol building.
Both Ornato and the secret service have since said that would testify against her statement, but the committee has not made any moves to challenge her credibility.
“The Committee is not going to stand by and watch her character be assassinated by anonymous sources and by men who are claiming executive privilege. And so we look forward very much to additional testimony under oath on a whole range of issues,” the warmonger Liz Cheney said on ABC.