Pence Responded to Trump Hecklers Calling Him a Traitor – Watch
Former Vice President Mike Pence was heckled by supporters of former President Donald Trump outside a campaign event in New Hampshire on Friday. The hecklers called Pence a “traitor” and a “sellout” for refusing to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
The Trump supporters asked him, “Why’d you sell out the people?” and “Why didn’t you uphold the Constitution?”
Pence was asked about the incident during a Sunday interview on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” with Major Garrett.
“Mr. Vice President, you were in New Hampshire recently, as you were going to an event, some Trump supporters came to you and called you a traitor, said you were a sellout, said you didn’t uphold the Constitution,” Garrett said. “To what degree does that rattle you?”
Pence responded, “You know, I know in my heart of hearts, that on January 6, I did my duty, kept my oath to the Constitution of the United States.”
“And the thing that I’m encouraged about, Major, is as we travel, not only here in New Hampshire, but around the country, is more and more Americans are recognizing that we kept our oath that day,” Pence said. “And I think with this week’s news I’ve had so many people come up to me and just express their appreciation for the stand that we took, by God’s grace, to do our duty to see to the peaceful transfer of power.”
“And I’m encouraged by that, I must tell you,” he continued. “Look, President Trump was wrong. He was wrong then. He’s wrong now. I had no right to overturn the election. And more and more Americans are coming up to me every day and recognizing that, and- and for my part, I’m running for president in part because, frankly, President Trump asked me to put him over the Constitution that day, but I chose the Constitution and I always will.”