On Friday, President Trump ripped former Vice President Mike Pence during remarks made at the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Nashville, Tennessee.
While addressing wild accusations from the Jan. 6 Committee that he called Pence a “wimp” during his time in the White House, Trump quipped, “I don’t know who these people are! But I never called Mike Pence a wimp!”
He added, “Mike Pence had a chance to be great. He had a chance to be, frankly, historic. But just like Bill Barr and the rest of these weak people, Mike – and I say it sadly cuz’ I like him – but Mike did not have the courage to act.”
Trump was referring to the reports of election fraud that plagued the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, as well as Pence’s subsequent inaction. On Jan. 6, 2021, Pence could have sent the electoral votes back to the state legislatures for a closer investigation. However, Pence declined.
“Mike was afraid of whatever he was afraid of,” Trump commented. He joked, “Mike Pence had absolutely no choice but to be a human conveyer belt.”
Trump also posed the question, “What happens when you have more votes than you have voters?”
The 45th president further related a story about Thomas Jefferson and American voting, quipping, “I looked at him [Pence] one day and said, Mike, I hate to say this, but you’re no Thomas Jefferson.”