Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday morning he would “consider” testifying for the Jan. 6 committee if extended an invitation to do so.
The former vice president made the statement while giving remarks during the Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics “Politics & Eggs” breakfast in Manchester.
James Brett, President and Chief Executive Officer of The New England Council, asked Pence if he would “be agreeable” if the committee called on him to testify about the day’s events.
“If there was an invitation to participate, I would consider it,” Pence responded.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, asked at Politics & Eggs breakfast in Manchester, NH. if he’s willing to testify before the House Jan. 6 committee: “If there was an invitation to participate, I would consider it,” Pence said.
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Pence did mention that such an invitation would be unprecedented and referenced the constitution, stating he would have to “reflect on the unique role that [he] was serving in” at the time.
“But as I said, I don’t want to prejudge. If there’s ever any formal invitation rendered to us, we’d give it due consideration.” (RELATED: ‘What We Need Are Facts’: CNN Legal Analysts Throw Cold Water On Charging Trump For Jan. 6)
Pence drew the ire of former President Donald Trump for refusing to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
“I do not believe the Founders of our country intended to invest the Vice President with unilateral authority to decide which electoral voters should be counted,” Pence explained in a statement at the time.
Later that year, Pence said he and Trump may “never see eye to eye” on January 6.