- Former Vice President Mike Pence harshly criticized former President Donald Trump at the annual white-tie Gridiron Dinner in Washington, D.C., that is attended by politicians and journalists.
- Pence, who was Trump’s vice president, is still upset about the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when he went to Capitol Hill to certify the 2020 presidential election results and rioters reportedly went looking for him.
- “President Trump was wrong,” Pence said. “I had no right to overturn the election. And his reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day, and I know history will hold Donald Trump accountable.”
- Pence is a potential contender for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, with Trump having already declared his candidacy and now the presumptive frontrunner.
Pence Rips Into Trump At Usually Jocular, Clubby Gridiron Event
Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a Coolidge and the American Project luncheon in the Madison Building of the Library of Congress, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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