‘He thinks Mike deserves it’: Trump said rioters were right to call for vice-president’s death

‘He thinks Mike deserves it’: Trump said rioters were right to call for vice-president’s death

‘He thinks Mike deserves it’: Trump said rioters were right to call for vic...

Trump aides wanted to be ‘doing something more’ to stop the riot, Cassidy Hutchinson told January 6 committee

A crucial witness before the House January 6 committee testified that senior aides had described how Donald Trump thought his vice-president, Mike Pence, deserved to be hanged for not blocking certification of election results, as demanded by the mob that attacked the US Capitol.

Describing events at the White House on the afternoon of 6 January 2021, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Trump and his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, said: “I remember Pat [Cipollone, the White House counsel] saying something to the effect of, ‘Mark, we need to do something more. They’re literally calling for the vice-president to be fucking hung.’

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