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Pence says he’ll ‘evaluate’ any requests from Jan. 6 panel

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday declined to say if he would cooperate with the House Select Committee on Jan. 6, saying he will “evaluate” any requests that are sent to him.

Speaking to Fox News and The Associated Press while in New Hampshire, Pence said, “We’ll evaluate any of those requests as they come.” 

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Jan. 6 committee was receiving “significant cooperation” from Pence’s ex-chief of staff Marc Short, who is still among the former vice president’s closest advisers.

During the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, some rioters were heard chanting, “Hang Mike Pence,” for his role in certifying President Biden’s election win. Pence was removed from the Senate soon after the Capitol was breached.

Pence affirmed the results despite calls from former President Trump and his supporters to block the certification. Pence has repeatedly stated that he did not have the constitutional authority to reject or return state-certified electoral votes.

Last week, Pence said in an interview that he believes he “did the right thing” by certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“In January of 2017, I took an oath to support and defend the constitution of the United States. The Bible says in Psalm 15 that he keeps his oath even when it hurts, and on that day, I could relate to that sentiment, but I wanted to keep my oath to the Constitution,” Pence said while appearing on the Christian Broadcasting Network.

I know in my heart of hearts that on that day, we did our duty under the Constitution,” he added. “I know I did the right thing.”

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