In the third January 6th hearing, the committee noted Pence refused to comply with Trump's illegal plan to overturn the election and praised the former vice president. In the hearing they also noted Pence was in grave danger on January 6th as the mob was willing to kill Pence.
The mob infamously chanted "hang Mike Pence" while rushing to the Capitol.
"I couldn't be more proud of the record of the Trump/ Pence administration" Pence added in his answer to the student.
\u201cFormer VP @Mike_Pence on former President Trump: "So, I don't know that our movement is that divided. I don't know that the president and I differ on issues, but we may differ on focus. I truly do believe that elections are about the future..."\u201d
On Twitter people criticized Pence for refusing to distance himself from Trump.
\u201cHe\u2019s a moron who\u2019s afraid to say anything bad about the person who tried to get him killed \ud83e\udd2a\ud83e\udd2a\ud83e\udd2a\ud83e\udd2a\ud83e\udd2a\ud83e\udd2a\ud83e\udd2a\ud83e\udd2a\u201d
\u201cTrump tweeted Mike Pence\u2019s death warrant. Motivated by Trump\u2019s statement, his followers believed that Pence deserved to be hanged for not going along with the fantasies that fueled the coup. \n\nThat sounds like a division.\u201d
— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)
\u201cPence vibe here: Who knows, maybe I shoulda been hung\u201d