I am no fan of Mike Pence, but credit given when it is due. Vice President Pence was absolutely heroic on 1/6 and the days leading up to it. A lesser person would have caved under the pressure, leading to even more horrific events.
Although he clearly knew what was being planned in the days before 1/6, and his staff understood the possible dangers, I still admire his steadfast determination in the face of relentless pressure. I try to see it through the eyes of a Republican that respects the rule of law. Pence and this army of lawyers and advisers were given multiple scenarios that would justify maintaining the office. All of them said that 'that's insane, you can't do that', but they also respected the law, and researched it to see if the 'nutty' ideas had any basis in law. They owed that to the country and to their party of choice. They also owed it to have a factual and legal argument to disavow tfg and Eastman and his cronies from their plans. The wall they kept facing was that tfg didn't care if it was legal or factual, only that he maintain power.
I absolutely support that if these people had publicly voiced their opinions, it might not have gone as far as it did, but I understand, from their viewpoint why they didn't, and how they did not anticipate the violence of that day.
My anger is directed towards the people in the Capitol that night, that were terrified by the carnage and outraged at tfg, but today curry his favor. Those are the ones that are today's clear and present danger.
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