August 7, 2023

Pence Says He'll Testify Against Trump If Asked

Former Vice President Mike Pence said he'll testify against former President Donald Trump if needed.

Pence shared the remarks during a Sunday interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation."

“I have no plans to testify, but people can be confident we’ll — we’ll obey the law,” Pence said.

“We’ll respond to the call of the law if it comes, and we’ll just tell the truth," he continued.

"There was no discretion ever given to the vice president in history, nor should there ever be," Pence said about the 2020 election.

"I had no right to overturn the election and Kamala Harris will have no right to overturn the election when we beat them in 2024," he added.

Trump currently has a strong lead over other GOP contenders in the race but his ongoing legal battles could change the situation.

So far, supporters have continued to mostly stay loyal, but a guilty verdict or additional issues could allow Pence or others an opportunity to bridge the gap.

Pence has polled in single digits so far in major surveys among GOP voters. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been the closest to Trump, though still trailing by a large margin.

The coming weeks will test Trump as he seeks to outlast his legal woes in cases involving classified documents, January 6 and possibly Georgia voting results in the latest effort.

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