Former Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday he would consider testifying before a House committee on Jan. 6 if asked. in a little of his most direct and extensive remarks on subject.
“If there was an invitation to participate, I would consider it,” Pence said. in remarks in New Hampshire event These were broadcast on NBC News.
AT former the vice president expressed constitutional concerns about testifying before the committee, noting that it would be “unprecedented in history” for the vice president will be called to testify before Congress.
“Any invitation addressed to me, I would have to reflect on in unique role I served in Vice President,” Pence said.
It wouldn’t be first the time when the president or vice president testified before a congressional committee. Least six presidents and one the vice president – Schuyler Colfax, vice president of President Ulysses S. Grant – testified before congressional committees, according to the US Senate. website.
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