Ron Brownstein: Pence Potentially Testifying Before Jan. 6 Committee Would Be ‘His Moment of Truth’

‘In the time since [January 6] he has only gone so far in criticizing Trump or breaking with Trump’

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BROWNSTEIN: “I think this is a moment of truth for Mike Pence. I mean, obviously he did the right thing on January 6th under enormous pressure and even physical threat. But in the time since, he has only gone so far in criticizing Trump or breaking with Trump. I mean, he has stopped short of, I think, doing anything that would be seen as an irrevocable break with the former president. He’s called him reckless in his actions, but he hasn’t, for example, and hasn’t I think, as far as I know, said that his actions on January 6th disqualify him from being president again, and of course he’s refusing to testify to the January 6th Committee. Whatever he tells the investigators, if he does voluntarily testify, as you say, he validates the inquiry, and I think taking that step of voluntarily testifying, I think, would be a more significant break from Trump than anything he has done so far whereas, I say, he has been very careful to go so far but only so far in criticizing the former president.”

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