Newsmax anchor and staunch Trump defender Greg Kelly whined at former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, saying he would consider testifying before the House committee on Jan. 6 if asked.
According to Kelly, Pence was not scheduled to appear, in part because the committee said “not a word” about Ashli Babbitt, the pro-Trump rioter who was shot by a Capitol police officer (who was later cleared of any wrongdoing). while attempting to break through the speaker lobby on January 6th.
“This guy — forgive me — is wooden and weird and not ready, just not ready,” Kelly said of the former vice president. “And how dare he go to that crazy undemocratic January 6th committee that didn’t even ask for it? [about or] raises her name: Ashli Babbitt. Not a word about Ashli Babbitt.”
Pence told an audience in New Hampshire at a Politics & Eggs event that he was considering appearing before the committee testified in January by Marc Short, Pence’s former chief of staff.
“Do you know why he wants to go to this committee?” said Kelly. “Because once again they’re going to be talking on the phone about what a hero he was in the basement. Did you see? I don’t know what the big deal about this picture is, do you?” Kelly said when a photo of Pence in a safe place during the riot appeared on screen. The January 6 committee found that rioters, some of whom had called for Pence’s hanging, came within 40 feet of him at one point. Kelly apparently missed that.
“I’m still disappointed in Mike Pence,” fumed the Newsmax host, who then focused on defending those trying to overthrow the 2020 election.
Pence had “more options” on Jan. 6 than what he ultimately did, Kelly claimed, despite widespread agreement among legal experts that the vice president did not have the authority to do what former President Donald Trump asked of him.
“It may be debatable, but it’s not un-American to say that those votes — certain concerns — in places like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, to make sure voters are sane, to send them back to state capitals — not necessarily one.” Election tipped,” Kelly insisted, doing Trump’s bid again. “It ensures that the election was indeed free, fair and valid.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/newsmax-host-greg-kelly-snaps-at-mike-pence-for-mulling-jan-6-testimony-how-dare-he?source=articles&via=rss Newsmax host Greg Kelly snaps at Mike Pence for Mulling’s January 6 testimony, “How Dare He!”