Trump Is A Criminal. Pence Is A Coward.

Source: The Nation
by Joan Walsh

“Because of the January 6 select committee’s disciplined, scripted, riveting rollout of evidence that twice-impeached Donald Trump schemed to overturn the results of the 2020 election, the media now talks about it like it’s a hot new reality-TV show. Last Thursday’s tick-tock of the 187 minutes of violence at the capitol, during which Trump either did nothing or egged on the crowd, wasn’t the ‘series finale,’ we’re told, but a ‘season finale’ …. Trump has been slightly hurt by the committee hearings. But Pence has been destroyed. Despite his staff’s testimony, he didn’t testify, and he couldn’t publicly take one side, reliably, or the other. He couldn’t even take his own side, actually, which reminded me of that Robert Frost line: ‘A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.’ Pence is no liberal, but he won’t even publicly defend himself here.” (07/27/22)