Mike Pence Details ‘Called to Say Goodbye to Family’ on January 6 Riot Was ‘Ugly’
The House Select Committee on January 6 revealed that members of the former Vice President Mike Pence’s Secret Service details made calls to say goodbye to their families during the attack on the Capitol. A member of the National Security Council, who has not been named, testified about the fear that was being experienced by Pence’s defenders in the midst of the attacks.
‘There were calls to say goodbye to family members’ – A White House security official revealed in an interview with the committee January 6 that members of VP’s security details Mike Pence feared for their lives as rioters took over the Capitol pic.twitter.com/6G9ovmTlbt
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The unnamed security official testified about what was heard on the radio as rioters invade. “There were a lot of them that had a lot of screaming. So many very personal radio calls, it’s unsettling,” they said. “They are called to say goodbye to family members, and so on and so forth.” The official continued, and said that as the attack started to go “ugly,” people with Pence began broadcasting their calls to their family members.
Ninth hearing details what the then President Donald trumpet doing between when the rebels invaded the Capitol and finally when he told them to go home. The committee held its final hearing before reconvening in September on Thursday, July 21. The hearing came after testimony from agitators. Stephen Ayres and former member of Oath Keepers Jason van Tatenhove in a previous meeting on Tuesday, July 12. In his testimony, Ayres explained that he was motivated to leave the Capitol after Trump sent his video message told the rioters to go home.
The hearing is also the first hearing that the President Bennie G. Thompson, The Democratic congressman from Mississippi, was unable to attend after testing positive for COVID-19. Committee tweeted that he asked them to continue the hearing as scheduled. “While Chairman Thompson was disappointed with his COVID diagnosis, he directed the Selection Committee to conduct a hearing on Thursday night,” they wrote.
The most recent hearing reportedly addressed what Trump was doing when riots were taking place and his supporters stormed the Capitol building. Cassidy Hutchinson, a former assistant to the then White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, shed light on what Trump is work all day, in her testimony in an earlier hearing. She revealed that he had asked the Secret Service to remove the metal detector and allow his supporters to bring weapons onto the ellipse for his speech. She also said that after her speech, he tried to force the driver to take him to the Capitol when the rebels invaded. She said that he would become angry, jump at the wheel, as the driver refused. “The president said something that worked, ‘I’m the F-ing president. Take me to the Capitol right now,'” she said.
Several former Trump aides and officials have said they were advised not to lie that there was fraud in the election, including the former Attorney General. William Barr, who said he had regularly informed Trump that he had seen no sign of corruption, in a pre-recorded interview. “I told them it was crazy stuff and they wasted their time on it and [it] He said.