Jan. 6 House panel chair wants Mike Pence to speak voluntarily with committee

Jan. 6 House panel chair wants Mike Pence to speak voluntarily with committee


The chairman of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot wants former Vice President Mike Pence to speak with the panel voluntarily.

​​Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said that while the committee has not formally requested Pence to appear, ​he hoped the ​former veep “would do the right thing and come forward and voluntarily talk to the committee.”

“His life was at risk,” ​Thompson told CNN on Tuesday. “There were people who had gallows erected on the lawn of the Capitol ostensibly to hang the vice president. There were people on them threatening the life of the vice president. The vice president could not leave the Capitol of the United States because of the riot.”

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Thompson added that he believes Pence could provide information about

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