Chris Wallace: Mike Pence Aides Think Trump’s Behavior During Insurrection was “The Ultimate Betrayal”
During Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Republican lawmakers have been quick to defend him. Despite a miserable performance from Trump’s lawyers and stirring arguments from the House managers, few GOP senators haven’t been swayed.
One person who hasn’t spoken out to defend Trump is Mike Pence. In fact, very little has been heard has been heard from the former Vice President at all. According to Chris Wallace, though, former Pence staffers have reached out to him to relay their disgust with Trump’s behavior during the Capitol riots.
The Fox host told viewers, “That weekend (of the riots) some members of the Pence team and called us up — and I know they called other people up around town… to make it clear, and this is how angry the Pence team was, that Donald Trump never called Mike Pence when he was in the bunker inside the Capitol to ask him if he was safe, to inquire about his safety, nor did he ever urge the people who were storming the capitol to stand down and not to go after Mike Pence. They saw that as the ultimate betrayal.”
Wallace continued, “[They felt] we did everything we could for four years to serve you, to stand by you. You asked us to do something that was a constitutional impossibility. And then you didn’t protect us when the mob came to literally try to find him and to, in the minds of some of them, to execute him.”