Excerpts From Mike Pence’s Telling Memoir Sheds New Light On The Former VP’s Emotions During The J6 Riot That Put His Life In Danger And It’s Not What We Expected

This is extremely telling.

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We’ve known for more than a year now that Donald Trump’s then-Vice President Mike Pence was the main subject of much of the anger, ire, and intended violence during the infamous January 6th Capitol attack. Then-President Trump’s mob of rabid supporters were angry with Pence, as was Donald himself, for refusing to go along with Trump’s illegal and unconstitutional demands for his right-hand man to help him overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, by declining to certify the Electoral College votes that made Joe Biden’s presidential win official.

As a result of Pence’s refusal to play along, not only did Donald Trump attempt to make a public mockery out of his own vice president all across social media but seemed to play a personal role in fueling his supporters’ anger towards the VP, resulting in a mob of angry, unhinged MAGA sycophants marching through the Capitol building as they quite literally called for Mike Pence’s public hanging. Some of them even brought nooses.

As I mentioned above, the anger towards Pence on that fateful day, which remains among many of Donald Trump’s supporters and inner circle, isn’t news. However, the former vice president’s personal emotions during the fatal January 6th insurrection are.

Axios is now out with a report on excerpts from Mike Pence’s upcoming new memoir, So Help Me God, in which the ex-VP sheds new, personal light on what he was feeling during the January 6th Capitol attack that quite literally put his own life in danger.

“I was not afraid,” Pence reportedly writes in his new memoir that’s set to hit the shelves on November 15th, “but I was angry.”

The majority of So Help Me God is centered around Pence’s faith and touches heavily on his anti-choice abortion efforts and some behind-the-scenes glimpse into national security and regulations. But some of the final chapters of his upcoming book shed new light on what is likely the only thing most people will care about — the Capitol insurrection.

On the back cover of his forthcoming book, according to a copy obtained by Axios, Pence writes, “I was angry at what I saw, how it desecrated the seat of our democracy and dishonored the patriotism of millions of our supporters, who would never do such a thing here or anywhere else.”

Read the full report from Axios here.

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