“I would assume he is going to come forward and testify voluntarily,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said during an interview that aired Sunday on CBS News’s Face the Nation.
Pence has so far been noncommittal about appearing before the Jan. 6 committee if he is called upon for testimony.
“[In] the Constitution, we have three coequal branches. Any invitation to be directed to me — I would have to reflect on the unique role that I was serving as vice president,” Pence said during a trip to New Hampshire last month. “I don’t want to prejudge. If [there was] ever any formal invitation rendered to us, we would give it due consideration.”
Pence resisted pressure by former President Donald Trump and his supporters to stall the certification of President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory and send electoral votes back to several battleground states where GOP-led legislatures could try to overturn the results over supposed concerns about fraud and irregularities.
He faced the wrath of supporters of Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, when rioters stormed the Capitol as the former vice president presided over the certification, and chants of “hang Mike Pence” could be heard from some of the protesters. Pence, along with his wife and daughter, was rushed to an underground Senate loading dock, but he refused to leave the Capitol complex and returned later that evening to finish the counting of electoral votes.