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Former Vice President Mike Pence responded over the weekend after he was heckled by a group of Trump supporters who called him a “traitor” late last week during a campaign stop in New Hampshire.
Pence was heckled in a parking lot upon arriving in Londonderry for a town hall event on Friday. The Trump supporters asked him, “Why’d you sell out the people?” and “Why didn’t you uphold the Constitution?”
He was also called “a traitor.”
A dozen Trump supporters approached Mike Pence’s vehicle as he entered his Friday event yelling, “that’s a traitor,” “you’re a sellout,” and “why didn’t you uphold the constitution?”
“I upheld the constitution,” Pence shouted back.
As they badgered him he yelled, “Read it!” pic.twitter.com/gKpeB2mntO
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Pence was asked about the incident during a Sunday interview on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” with Major Garrett.
“Mr. Vice President, you were in New Hampshire recently, as you were going to an event, some Trump supporters came to you and called you a traitor, said you were a sellout, said you didn’t uphold the Constitution,” Garrett said. “To what degree does that rattle you?”
Pence responded, “You know, I know in my heart of hearts, that on January 6, I did my duty, kept my oath to the Constitution of the United States.”
“And the thing that I’m encouraged about, Major, is as we travel, not only here in New Hampshire, but around the country, is more and more Americans are recognizing that we kept our oath that day,” Pence said. “And I think with this week’s news I’ve had so many people come up to me and just express their appreciation for the stand that we took, by God’s grace, to do our duty to see to the peaceful transfer of power.”
“And I’m encouraged by that, I must tell you,” he continued. “Look, President Trump was wrong. He was wrong then. He’s wrong now. I had no right to overturn the election. And more and more Americans are coming up to me every day and recognizing that, and- and for my part, I’m running for president in part because, frankly, President Trump asked me to put him over the Constitution that day, but I chose the Constitution and I always will.”