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)

Mike Pence via Twitter (14 Jan 2021 at 6:56 PM CT)

Mike Pence via Twitter (14 Jan 2021 at 6:04 PM CT)

Mike Pence via Twitter (12 Jan 2021 at 3:02 PM CT)

Mike Pence via Twitter (8 Jan 2021 at 12:37 PM CT)

Mike Pence via Twitter (6 Jan 2021 at 10:20 PM CT)

Mike Pence via Twitter (6 Jan 2021 at 7:39 PM CT)

Mike Pence via Twitter (6 Jan 2021 at 2:35 PM CT)

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.