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‘Just unacceptable’: Mike Pence rips Trump after he calls Jan. 6 defendants ‘hostages’

Former Vice President Mike Pence blasted Donald Trump after his former running mate said that people who committed crimes on Jan. 6 were “hostages” to the legal system.

During an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation program on Sunday, host Margaret Brennan asked Pence if he agreed with Trump when he referred to the Jan. 6 criminals as “hostages and patriots” at a recent rally.

“Well, I think it’s very unfortunate at a time that there are American hostages being held in Gaza, that the president or any other leaders would refer to people that are moving through our justice system as hostages,” Pence replied. “And it’s just unacceptable.”

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“I was there on January 6th,” he added. “I’ve no doubt in my mind, Margaret, that some people were caught up in the moment and that entered the Capitol, and they’re certainly entitled to due process of law for any non-violent activities that day, but the assaults on police officers, ultimately an environment that claimed lives is something that I think was tragic that day and I’ll never diminish it.”

Watch the video below from CBS or at the link..

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