'We’ll comply with the law': Pence insists he’ll 'tell the truth' in Jan. 6 testimony
Former Vice President Mike Pence insists he and his legal team will not lie during his upcoming Jan. 6 testimony before Department of Justice special counsel Jack Smith, Mediaite reports.
During a Sunday Face The Nation interview with CBS News' Robert Costa, the former vice president and potential 2024 GOP candidate was asked about his conversations with former President Donald Trump leading up to the Jan. 6 attack.
Although Pence did not offer much detail regarding the pair's chats, he made a point — more than once — to emphasize his goal to be honest while testifying before the grand jury.
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"We'll obey the law, we'll tell the truth and the story that I've been telling the American people all across the country, the story that I wrote in the pages of my memoir — that'll be what I tell in that setting as well," the former vice president told Costa.
"I think I'm limited about what I can say about the proceedings of the grand jury or the decision of the judge. But people can be confident that we'll obey the law, we’ll comply with the law," Pence said.
HuffPost reported earlier this month, "Pence had originally said he would take his battle to quash the grand jury subpoena to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. But a week ago, he said that he was 'pleased' that James Boasberg, the chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., had agreed with his argument that the 'speech and debate clause' in the Constitution applied to him in his role as president of the Senate."
Pence told Costa, "I'm grateful that the court recognized that there are specific constitutional protections unique to the vice president, when you’re serving in your role as president of the Senate. I thought it was important to make that challenge. For the first time in history, a federal court acknowledged that that provision of the Constitution applies to the vice president."
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The possible 2024 candidate recently said he has "gotten a lot of encouragement around the country" regarding his potential bid for presidency, but according to The Atlantic'sMcKay Coppins, many GOP voters are ready to distance themselves from the former vice president, saying, "It's retirement time" for him and "He just needs to go away."
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