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Mike Pence says Christmas is a good reason not to charge Trump on January 6


Mike Pence says :

Christmas is a good reason not to charge Trump on January 6

Former Vice President Mike Pence asked the Justice Department not to charge former President Donald Trump for his role in the start of the deadly Capitol riots on January 6, 2021.

During an appearance on Fox News

  • Pence was asked if he thought the 6 January
  • committee should make a criminal referral against

Pence replied that the Commission had a "partisan flaw".

  • Congress has no formal role in the decisions of the Ministry of Justice.
  • "So they can make recommendations today.
  • But when it comes to the Ministry of Justice's decision on

future charges

I hope they will not bring charges against the former President.

The president's actions and words on January 6th were reckless, but I don't know it's criminal to receive bad advice from lawyers, Pence said.

Fox News host Dana Perino noted that

there could be criminal referrals about that as well.

Because it's Christmas season

Pence advised against any charges against Trump.

I want to tell you :

  • I hope the Justice Department understands the scale of
  • the notion of charging a former American president
  • Pence said. I think this will be terribly divisive in

a time when the American people want to see the nation recover. At this time of year, everyone considers the most crucial things in

our lives:

our faith and our family.

I hope the Ministry of Justice thinks well before moving forward. 

Pence's remarks came just before the meeting of the House Committee considering the attack on the Capitol on January 6 at its final open session.

Lawmakers on the Committee are expected to vote on Trump's referral to the Justice Department for his riot conduct when the Committee issues its final report and votes on criminal referrals.

According to NBC News

the committee is expected to vote on requiring

  • Trump will face accusations from the Justice Department
  • for obstruction of justice, conspiracy to defraud
  • the country, and inciting or assisting an uprising.

Even dismissing his legal challenges in court

Trump spent the weeks after the 2020 election claiming that there was widespread fraud and that the election had been stolen from him.

Then :

for weeks :

  1. he put pressure on Pence to
  2. cancel the election or refuse to certify the results in
  3. the proceedings on 6 January.

Referring to the riots as a "sad day in history"

on numerous occasions :

Pence rejected Trump's assertions that the vice president had the power to overturn the election results. But he also occasionally criticized perceived bias in the House of Representatives and his interest in Trump.