Jan 6, 2021

Mike Pence Senate Speech Transcript After Capitol Building Riots

Mike Pence Speech After Capitol Building Riots
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Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech on the Senate floor on January 6, after Donald Trump supporters & protestors broke into the Capitol building. Read the speech transcript here.

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Mike Pence: (00:00)
I want to thank the federal, state, and local law enforcement. The violence was quelled. The Capitol is secured and the people’s work continues. We condemn the violence that took place here in the strongest possible terms. We grieve the loss of life in these hallowed halls, as well as the injuries suffered by those who defended our Capitol today. And we will always be grateful to the men and women who stayed at their posts to defend this historic place. To those who wreaked havoc in our Capitol today, you did not win. Violence never wins. Freedom wins, and this is still the people’s house.

Mike Pence: (01:00)
And as we reconvene in this chamber, the world will again witness the resilience and strength of our democracy, for even in the wake of unprecedented violence and vandalism at this Capitol, the elected representatives of the people of the United States have assembled again on the very same day to support and defend the constitution of the United States. So may God bless the loss, the injured, and the heroes forged on this day. May God bless all who serve here and those who protect this place. And may God bless the United States of America. Let’s get back to work.