Former Vice President Mike Pence spoke out about the January 6, 2021 Capitol riots.
"The American people have a right to know what took place at the Capitol on January 6," said Pence.
His comments came during his address at the Gridiron Club Dinner, an annual gathering of journalists in Washington, D.C.
"Pence highlighted with humor during the speech but spoke seriously about his experiences on January 6," reports Breitbart.
"Now, I don’t know whether you noticed, but one thing I haven’t joked about is January 6, January 6 was a tragic day for our Nation," Pence said.
Pence spoke in disagreement with Tucker Carlson, who recently questioned the assumed narrative of Jan. 6 after releasing unseen footage earlier this week.
"It was not, as some would have us believe," Pence said, "a matter of tourists peacefully enjoying our Capitol. Tourists don’t injure 140 police officers by simply sightseeing. Tourists don’t break down doors to get to the Speaker of the House. Tourists don’t threaten public officials."
Pence said, "The American people have a right to know what took place at the Capitol on January 6."
"But make no mistake about it, what happened that day was a disgrace, and it mocks decency to portray it in any other way," Pence added. "My wife, daughter, staff and I lived through that day…and we will never ever diminish the injuries sustained, the lives lost or the heroism of law enforcement on that tragic day."
It's hard to understand how Pence could want Americans to know the truth of what happened on that day and at the same time disagree with Tucker Carlson's recent release of the Democrat-edited footage.