VT: If you don’t know Mike Pence is deplorable human filth, you haven’t been around very long, don’t pay attention or have never been to Indiana.
Raw Story: The Washington Post has published an explosive new account of the January 6th riot in the United States Capitol building that shows rioters came what the paper describes as “perilously close” to reaching Vice President Mike Pence.
The #MAGAterrorists were minutes and feet away from murdering Mike Pence *and* his wife and daughter but…— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) January 15, 2021
…tell me again about how a liberal once asked Sarah Sanders to leave her restaurant. https://t.co/LZMGMml4Wj
They planned to MURDER both Pelosi and Pence. They said so openly. They chanted it in the halls of Congress.— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) January 11, 2021
After interviewing law enforcement officials and reviewing video footage, the Post determined that rioters could have potentially taken Pence hostage if they had arrived in the Senate chambers just 60 seconds earlier.
Btw I always thought Cruz was the worst for allowing Trump to insult his wife and then defending Trump, but Pence allowed Trump to incite the near-murder of his wife and still didn't invoke the 25th amendment.— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) January 15, 2021
“About one minute after Pence was hustled out of the chamber, a group charged up the stairs to a second-floor landing in the Senate, chasing a Capitol Police officer who drew them away from the Senate,” the Post reports.
Looking at the position of where the rioters were at the time of Pence’s escape from the chamber, the Post finds that the vice president was in greater danger than had been previously known.
“Pence and his family had just ducked into a hideaway less than 100 feet from that landing, according to three people familiar with his whereabouts, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation,” the paper writes. “If the pro-Trump mob had arrived seconds earlier, the attackers would have been in eyesight of the vice president as he was rushed across a reception hall into the office.”