An emotional Mike Pence gave a farewell speech on his return to his Indiana hometown on Wednesday after he broke with Donald Trump once more to attend President Biden’s inauguration.
His voice breaking as he thanked his family for their support, Pence told a small crowd of supporters in Columbus that he would ‘always be grateful’ to Trump but also publicly congratulated Biden by name – something which Trump has never done.
Pence, whose refusal to throw out the election results in Congress wrecked his close alliance with Trump and was part of the sequence of events that led to the January 6 violence at the Capitol, did not attend Trump’s leaving ceremony on Wednesday.
Instead, with Trump boycotting the inauguration, Pence played the more traditional role of applauding the new president and greeting his successor as VP, Kamala Harris.
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Source: Daily Mail