Mike Pence Slams Donald Trump: ‘He Endangered Me and My Family’

Donald Trump’s big losses in the midterms seem to have encouraged his enemies.

Case in point: former Vice President and lockstep MAGA party liner Mike Pence.

Although the two split publicly and quite nastily over the January 6 riots, Pence has been chiefly reserved about criticizing the former POTUS.

But it’s clear that blood is in the water, and sharks who have been waiting to circle are diving for the FPOTUS now.

This week, Pence slammed his former running mate for his actions on January 6, calling them “reckless” and saying he was “angered” when Trump targeted him in a tweet that day.

Pence was barricaded in an office with dozens of other lawmakers as rioters roamed the hall, looking to get their hands on politicians and – at the least – harm them grievously. Pence, trying to lead from behind the barricade, found his running mate refusing to call off the dogs he summoned, instead egging them on by blaming Pence himself for their election loss – and painting a massive target on his back.

After Pence read the tweet that angered him (which read: “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution”), the usually stoic and emotionless Pence told ABC News’s David Muir, “But I turned to my daughter who was standing nearby, and I said, ‘It doesn’t take courage to break the law. It takes courage to uphold the law.'”

He added, “The president’s words were reckless. It’s clear he decided to be part of the problem.” Pence says that Trump’s actions at the rally before the riot endangered the lives of Pence and his family. They were forced to listen to rioters scream “Hang Mike Pence” as they hid and hoped for rescue.

While Pence isn’t exactly Mr. Popularity, this is the most stinging rebuke he’s levied against his former colleague so far. And it could be a sign that the tide is shifting away from the MAGA leader.


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