Democrats Hail Pence As A Hero

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Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

This is infuriating.

Rep Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) has said that former Vice President Mike Pence was a hero for refusing to assist in potentially overturning the results of the 2020 election as he was pressured to do by former President Trump and his allies. 

On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” moderator Chuck Todd asked Raskin if he thought of Pence as a hero for going against Trump’s orders. 

“Well, you know, in a time of absolutely scandalous betrayal of people’s oaths of office and crimes being committed all over the place, somebody who does their job and sticks to the law will stand out as a hero on that day,” Raskin replied. 

“And I think on that day he was a hero for resisting all of the pressure campaigns and the coercive efforts to get him to play along with this continuation of ‘the big lie,’ this big joke that he could somehow call off all the proceedings himself,” Raskin continued. 

Last week details about the pressure put on Pence during the event leading up to the U.S. Capitol attack were a big topic discussed during the House panel committee hearings and investigations. 

Raskin added that “we can’t allow” people to determine whether they should be above the law. 

“Yeah, he’s essentially saying, ‘Yeah, I did it, and I’ll do it again,’ which is what we have been contending all along, that if you allow impunity for attempts at unconstitutional seizures of power, which is what a coup is, then you’re inviting it again in the future,” Raskin said.  

“And to be a strong, self-sustaining, self-respecting democracy, we can’t allow people to decide that they are above the law and that they are more important than our constitutional prophecies,” he concluded.