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Pence says he has spoken to Trump 'many times' following their departure from office

Pence said that he "will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years."

Updated: June 3, 2021 - 10:19pm

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Former Vice President Mike Pence said during a Thursday speech in New Hampshire that he has talked with former President Trump "many times" in the wake of their departure from office.

"As I said that day, January 6th was a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol. But thanks to the swift action of the Capitol Police and federal law enforcement, violence was quelled, the Capitol was secured, and that same day we reconvened the Congress and did our duty under the Constitution and the laws of the United States. You know President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office. And I don't know if we'll ever see eye to eye on that day. But I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years. And I will not allow Democrats or their allies in the media to use one tragic day to discredit the aspirations of millions of Americans."

Pence did not attempt to reject any electoral votes during the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, which displeased Trump, who has said the election was tainted by fraud.

During his speech on Thursday, Pence called for unity among Republicans: "My fellow Republicans, for our country, for our future, for our children and our grandchildren, we must move forward united," he declared.

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