Mike Pence: history will hold Donald Trump accountable over Capitol attack

March 13, 2023

Mike Pence has offered a rebuke of his one-time boss Donald Trump, saying history will hold the former president accountable for his role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. On Saturday at the Gridiron dinner in Washington, Pence told journalists and their guests: “President Trump was wrong. “What happened that day was a disgrace,” Pence told the Gridiron audience. Pence’s remarks came a few days after the Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired highly selective, misleading security footage of the Capitol attack, in an attempt to claim many rioters were “orderly”. On Sunday, a relatively moderate House Republican was asked if Pence was right to say history would hold Trump accountable for January 6.