“I mean, the president’s words were reckless,” Pence said in a preview clip of his interview with ABC’s “World News Tonight” published Sunday. “It was clear he decided to be part of the problem.”
Pence was referring to Trump’s tweet, posted while the insurrection was unfolding, on Pence’s refusal to reject the 2020 election results. The tweet said Pence “didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done.” Days earlier, Trump and his allies had publicly urged Pence to overturn the election results for Trump, even though the vice president had no legal right to do so.
Pence told ABC anchor David Muir he was “angered” when Trump published the tweet.
“I turned to my daughter, who was standing nearby, and I said, ‘It doesn’t take courage to break the law. It takes courage to uphold the law,’” he said.