On Sunday, former Vice President Mike Pence stated on ABC’s “This Week” that he would respect a court docket’s determination concerning his testimony in entrance of the federal grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump’s position within the January 6, 2021 riot.
Anchor Jonathan Karl stated, “Can you clarify your position on testifying to the special counsel? You’ve cited the speech and debate clause, and I want to talk about your role over that day. My understanding of the subpoena is there are 16 separate things that they want from you, 16 different topic areas, and only maybe two of them would be directly about you presiding over the joint session that day. So are you willing to testify about other matters?”
Pence stated, “I’ve directed my attorneys to make a strong case in defense of my role as president of the Senate, presiding over a joint session of Congress on that day and in the preparation for that, and we’ll let the courts sort it out. But I’ve actually never asserted that other matters unrelated to January 6 would otherwise be protected by speech and debate.”
Karl stated, “I don’t want to misinterpret your remarks. You are open to testifying on other matters?”
Pence stated, “We’re going to respect the decisions of the court, and it may take us all the way to the highest court in the land, but I promise you we’ll respect the decisions of the court, but I’m going to stand firmly on the Constitution.”
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