Marc Short, Mike Pence's former Chief of Staff, gives Insight into what could have been if Pence was reached by Rioters
"if the mob had gotten closer to the vice president, I do think there would have been a massacre in the Capitol that day."
Mike Pence’s ex-chief of staff, Marc Short, said that he believes there would have been a massacre if the Rioters got close to Pence. He said, "I think that having the Capitol ransacked the way that it was, I think did present liability and danger. And I think the Secret Service did a phenomenal job that day."
"I think that the bigger risk and despite the way perhaps it was characterized in the hearings last week, candidly, is that if the mob had gotten closer to the vice president, I do think there would have been a massacre in the Capitol that day."
Marc Short continued.
Marc Short stated that he complied with the subpoena from the federal grand jury. He said, "Under the advice of counsel, I really can't say much more than that.” He also testified in front of the House committee investigating the riots. At one of the hearings, he said on video that Mike Pence had informed Donald Trump multiple times that he wasn’t going to follow the pleas to invalidate the election results.
For weeks leading up to the certification, Donald Trump had been urging Mike Pence to follow the demands of stopping Biden from being certified as the president. Pence obviously refused to do so and from that point on has been despised by Donald Trump. The DOJ has been conducting its own investigation into the January 6th events.
"We have to get this right. And for the people who are concerned, as I think every American should be, about protecting democracy, we have to do two things: we have to hold accountable every person who is criminally responsible for trying to overturn a legitimate election, and we must do it in a way filled with integrity and professionalism, the way the Justice Department conducts investigations.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland said.