Former US Vice President Mike Pence disclosed on Wednesday what ex-President Donald Trump asked him to do during the Capitol building attack.
After the 2020 presidential election, Indiana’s 50th governor blasted Trump’s behavior and words, stating he should “never be president again.”
On January 6, 2021, hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., after he vowed not to concede.
During his presidential campaign announcement in Iowa on Wednesday, Pence, 64, slammed the former president for elevating himself above America.
In a speech watched by NGOLADITV, he added that Trump put him, his family, and the country in peril in order to maintain power.
President Trump told me to choose between him and the Constitution. I chose the constitution and I always will,” the Republican said.
“I swore an oath and I protected it. I did my duty. I kept my oath to protect the Constitution of the United States of America.
“Anyone who puts themselves above the constitution should never be president; anyone who asks others to put them above the constitution should never be president again,” Pence added.