Former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence keep telling people they’re maintaining a “good relationship.” Yet Republican insiders see their awkward peace ending if both launch 2024 presidential campaigns.
The 45th president has repeatedly criticized his former No. 2 for lacking the “courage” to try stopping lawmakers’ count of the Electoral College vote in favor of now-President Joe Biden on Jan. 6. That same rhetoric was at the very least partially responsible for pro-Trump rioters storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, with some hellbent on handing out their own brand of justice to the then-vice president. Groups of angry rioters chanted, “Hang Mike Pence.” There was at least one gallows on the Capitol grounds.
I heard at least 3 different rioters at the Capitol say that they hoped to find Vice President Mike Pence and execute him by hanging him from a Capitol Hill tree