Vice President Mike Pence seems to have taken a more prominent leadership role in the days since the attack on the U.S. Capitol on 6 Jan 2021.
Although Pence has consistently had a very active role as Vice President over the past four years, he is more noticeable now since the President has been less visible recently and not tweeting. Also, Pence has a style of leadership, manner and tone different than that of the President — which makes Pence stand out.
Below are some news stories and announcements on Twitter from Pence regarding his recent appearances and statements. These are in chronological order. There will be additional updates to this page in the days ahead as applicable.
Reuters (15 Jan 2021 at 2:17 PM CT)
“Vice President Mike Pence reached out to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday, sources familiar with the situation said, marking the first contact at that level between the outgoing and incoming administrations. Pence has increasingly taken on the public roles involved in government transition.” [More…]
Reuters (14 Jan 2021 at 7:43 PM CT)
“U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday vowed to uphold American history and ensure a safe transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden, eight days after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump laid siege to the U.S. Capitol. Pence made the remarks before a security briefing at the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and during a meeting with National Guard troops guarding the U.S. Capitol, where Pence was among top U.S. officials forced into hiding during last week’s attack.” [More…]
Mike Pence via Twitter (14 Jan 2021 at 7:05 PM CT)
We’re grateful for the incredible men and women of the @NationalGuard who are working around the clock to keep our Nation’s Capitol safe. On behalf of the American People, thank you for stepping forward for your Country. pic.twitter.com/oAiC95R7vg— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 15, 2021
Mike Pence via Twitter (14 Jan 2021 at 6:56 PM CT)
Good briefing today at @DHSgov about plans to ensure that we’ll have a safe Inauguration on January 20th. Grateful to Law Enforcement, @NationalGuard, and all the Federal Officials who are working around the clock to protect our Nation’s Capitol. God Bless Them All! pic.twitter.com/5eCXz99S51— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 15, 2021
Mike Pence via Twitter (14 Jan 2021 at 6:04 PM CT)
The American people can be confident that we’re going to ensure that we’ll have a safe Inauguration in a matter consistent with our history & traditions. We have confidence our Law Enforcement will protect our Capitol and the Great people of this Nation next week. pic.twitter.com/aZeHj9w2c2— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 15, 2021
Mike Pence via Twitter (12 Jan 2021 at 3:02 PM CT)
Statement from Vice President Pence on the Passing of Sheldon Adelson pic.twitter.com/fbu7pQA9z3— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 12, 2021
Mike Pence via Twitter (8 Jan 2021 at 12:37 PM CT)
Officer Sicknick is an American hero who gave his life defending our Capitol and this Nation will never forget or fail to honor the service and sacrifice of Officer Brian Sicknick.— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 8, 2021
Mike Pence via Twitter (6 Jan 2021 at 10:20 PM CT)
Thank you to the incredible Capitol Hill Police Officers and every Law Enforcement Officer for keeping us safe today. Thanks to your service, the Capitol was secured and we are truly grateful. pic.twitter.com/urDMpQBB7n— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 7, 2021
Mike Pence via Twitter (6 Jan 2021 at 7:39 PM CT)
And we will always be grateful for the men and women who stayed at their post to defend this historic place. To those who wreaked havoc in our Capitol today, you did not win. Violence never wins. Freedom wins. And this is still the People’s House. pic.twitter.com/ytErRKnk4O— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 7, 2021
Mike Pence via Twitter (6 Jan 2021 at 2:35 PM CT)
Peaceful protest is the right of every American but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 6, 2021
Mike Pence via Twitter (6 Jan 2021 at 12:02 PM CT)
In the letter below, Pence explains his position on the Constitution as it relates to his responsibilities.