WATCH: Chris Hayes Eviscerates Mike Pence for Response to Trump Insurrection
Prior to the 1/6 riot, Donald Trump was making a pretty big ask of Mike Pence. The former president was asking his running mate to refuse to certify the election for Joe Biden. Pence refused to do so.
So when Trump’s insurrectionist stormed the Capitol building, they wanted to hurt Pence as much as they wanted to hurt Democrats. They were even chants of “hang Mike Pence!” Still, when talking about those events this week, the former vice president refused to condemn Trump. Chris Hayes had a message for Pence during his Friday night show.
Pence told Republicans in New Hampshire this week, “President Trump and I have spoken many times since we’ve left office, and I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day. But I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years.”
Responding to those comments, Hayes opined, “you can make a plausible case Donald Trump in word and in action put Mike Pence in physical danger that day. At a personal level, it’s a pretty messed-up thing when your boss tries to get you killed, which is more or less what happened on January 6th.”
“What if Donald Trump told everyone in the Senate to crawl around like a dog and bark—if the bone they were promised was proximity to power?” says @chrislhayes on Republicans trading their dignity for a spot in the Party of Trump. pic.twitter.com/w6BZbTvkT0
— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) June 5, 2021
The MSNBC host continued, “What if Donald Trump just told everyone in the Senate to crawl around like a dog and bark, if the bone they were promised was proximity to power. I’ve got to think they would do it. I can almost hear the ‘arfs arfs’ coming from Ted Cruz’s mouth.”