Rep. Greg Pence (R–Ind.) the brother of former Vice-President Mike Pence who was targeted by the mob on January 6 opposed legislation to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the events leading up to the day’s events.
Greg Pence was taken with his brother former VP Pence to a secure room in the Capitol as the mob of Trump supporters stormed the building intent on stopping Congress and Mike Pence from certifying the election for Joe Biden.
Donald Trump had riled up the mob earlier at the “Stop the Steal” rally and placed Pence in their crosshairs when he falsely told the group that he can singlehandedly stop Biden from being certified as the winner of the election.
“Mike Pence is going to have to come through for us, and if he doesn’t, that will be a sad day for our country because you’re sworn to uphold our Constitution,” Trump said.
As the mob marched to the Capitol some members could be heard chanting “hang Mike Pence.”
Rep. Pence used the words “hanging” and “execution” in his statement to the Washington Post explaining his decision to oppose the measure.
“Hanging Judge Nancy Pelosi is hellbent on pushing her version of partisan justice complete with a hand-picked jury that will carry out her pre-determined political execution of Donald Trump before law enforcement officials have completed their investigation,” Pence said.
The bill to establish the bipartisan commission ultimately passed the House later on Wednesday on a 252-175 vote, with 35 Republicans joining all Democrats in support of the measure.