In an interview on CBS “Face the Nation” on Sunday (April 23), former Vice President Mike Pence said he would “tell the truth” and “obey the law” when he appears before a federal grand jury investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump and allies to overturn the 2020 Presidential results Trump’s favor.
Speaking to host Robert Costa, Pence declared, “We’ll obey the law [and] tell the truth,” explaining that the “story” he has been telling Americans across the country and in his book is what he’ll share before the Grand Jury.
Earlier in the month, Pence’s team said that the former Vice President would not be appealing a Judge’s order to testify before a Grand Jury regarding Trump’s actions in the 2020 Election, as the Judge had granted an exception for Pence not to testify about his role in Congress.
Pence had argued that his role as Senate president made him a member of Congress on January 6, 2021, which would mean that the “speech and debate” clause of the Constitution protected him from a subpoena.
On what would become a day of turmoil at the U.S. Capitol, Pence presided over a joint session of Congress to confirm the victory of then-candidate Joe Biden.
Asked in an interview that aired Sunday if he had set a date to appear before the special counsel, Pence said that his lawyers “discussed the matter” with the Department of Justice. “I
Pence also reiterated his thanks “that the court recognized that” as Vice President presiding over Senate, he has special constitutional protections when you’re the President.
The Indians Republican also explained that the Special Counsel has “limited” what they’re asking him to do.
Asked about how the restrictions affect what he can testify to, Pence explained he had restricted information about the proceedings.