Mike Pence Said 7 Words That Disqualify Him from Holding Office: Kirschner
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner has suggested that former Vice President Mike Pence's recent words about testifying to the House January 6 Committee would "disqualify" him from holding public office again.
"The seven words that Mike Pence recently uttered that I contend disqualify him from ever holding public office again," Kirschner said during a brief video he posted on Twitter.
Earlier this month, Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan asked Pence whether he would be willing to answer questions about the events related to January 6, 2021 before Congress.
"Congress has no right to my testimony," he responded. "We have a separation of powers under the Constitution of the United States. And I believe it would establish a terrible precedent for the Congress to summon a vice president of the United States to speak about deliberations that took place at the White House."
Pence allegedly faced pressure from Trump and his former officials to not certify a Joe Biden victory in the 2020 presidential election. Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to overturn election results at the time.
Kirschner continued to explain the meanings behind Pence's words and their impact on his potential future candidacy.
"Let's be clear, by extension Mike Pence is saying 'the American people have no right to my relevant testimony as Congress goes about trying to craft laws to keep this from ever happening again,'" Kirschner said.