'The loyalty flows one way': Conservative slams Mike Pence for downplaying the 'violence' and horrors of Jan. 6

'The loyalty flows one way': Conservative slams Mike Pence for downplaying the 'violence' and horrors of Jan. 6

Former Vice President Mike Pence has recently been downplaying the horrors of January 6, telling Fox News' Sean Hannity that "the media" wants to "distract from the Biden Administration's failed agenda" by focusing on "one day in January." And when Never Trump conservative S.E. Cupp appeared on CNN's "New Day" on October 5, she lambasted Pence for making light of the violent insurrection of January 6 — when far-right extremists in Washington D.C. were chanting, "Hang Mike Pence, hang Mike Pence" and even had a gallows set up outside the U.S. Capitol Building.

A frustrated Cupp told "New Day" hosts John Berman and Brianna Keilar, "It is grating to me the way he continues to talk about January 6 as if it happened to him or like around him as if he wasn't a part of how we got here. Look, the people who got up that day and chose violence — chose to commit a crime at the Capitol — did so for Donald Trump. But there was a whole apparatus that got those people there. That apparatus included some Republican lawmakers, some right-wing media — and Mike Pence was part of that apparatus too. So, it's very confounding to watch him deflect and act as if this was an event in history he was completely divorced from."

The anti-Trump conservative finds it ridiculous that Pence pretends to be on friendly terms with former President Donald Trump.

"The president has been trashing him," Cupp told Berman and Keilar. "He might be saying: We're in a good place. But per usual, the loyalty flows just one way. Trump is not returning the favor."

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