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Jan. 6 committee says rioters were 40 feet from Pence, putting his life in danger

(*40*) Jan. 6 committee demonstrated with visuals Thursday how shut the pro-Trump mob got here to discovering then-Vice President Mike Pence in his hiding place when rioters breached the U.S. Capitol final year.

(*40*) panel, which targeted its listening to on former President Donald Trump’s efforts to get Mr. Pence to overturn the 2020 election, mentioned the gang was simply 40 feet away from the vp at one level in the course of the assault on Jan. 6, 2021.

Rep. Pete Aguilar, California Democrat, mentioned Mr. Trump had been fueling the hearth in opposition to his vp by issuing a tweet in opposition to Mr. Pence, accusing him of not having the braveness to object to certifying the electoral votes for now-President Biden.

(*6*) Mr. Aguilar mentioned.

(*40*) members additionally confirmed a digital diagram of how shut the mob was to Mr. Pence, as some in the gang threatened to hold him. Mr. Pence and his household were secluded in a ceremonial room close to the Senate ground, and were later taken by safety aides to a loading dock in a decrease degree of the constructing.

(*40*) committee’s listening to featured testimony from Mr. Pence’s lawyer Greg Jacob, and conservative lawyer and former federal decide Michael Luttig.

Mr. Pence has stood by his determination to certify the election since final year, which closely strained his relationship with his former boss.

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