Support from fellow GOP candidates over Jan. 6 was ‘heartening,’ Pence says

Amid the name-calling and tense arguments during Wednesday’s Republican primary debate, former Vice President Mike Pence received a unique wave of support from his Republican opponents.

When asked if Pence had done the right thing by certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election on January 6, 2021 — despite intense pressure from then-President Donald Trump — several of Pence’s fellow candidates offered their unashamed support for the former vice president.

The support was “encouraging,” Pence said during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

“It was encouraging, but it wasn’t anything new,” Pence said.

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum all agreed. Pence made the right decision on January 6despite pressure from Trump and later threats from the mob that stormed the Capitol and interrupted the day’s proceedings.

Christie’s comments during Wednesday’s debate were most laudatory, when he interrupted the moderators of the debate to praise Pence.

“He deserves credit ungrudgingly, he deserves our thanks as Americans for putting his oath of office and the Constitution of the United States above personal, political and unfair pressure and the argument we must have in this party before we can move forward with the issues. that Ron [DeSantis] what is being talked about is that we should get rid of the person who said we should suspend the Constitution to advance his political career,” Christie said at the time.

“I am pleased that almost everyone on that podium made it clear that I did my duty that day,” Pence said on Sunday. “And I think the American people deserve to hear where all the candidates for the Republican nomination stand.”

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