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Trump publicly attacked Pence during the Capitol Uprising and knew Pence was in trouble, the GOP Senator suggests

Former Vice President Mike Pence was a perhaps unlikely hero on the second day of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump – unlikely because the people who praised his courage and praised his patriotic fulfillment of duty to God and the country were the fairly progressive Democrats, who pursued the Trump instigated case A January 6 riot. For example, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) Described Trump “turning on” pence, who led the count of President Biden’s election victory. The impeachment managers also showed new footage of Pence and his family evacuating down some back stairs from the Senate Chamber at 2:26 p.m., 14 minutes after the pro-Trump mob broke into the Capitol. Pence had been evacuated from the Senate Chamber at 2:14 p.m. At 2:24 p.m., impeachment executives noted Trump had tweeted, “Mike Pence did not have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our constitution … US demands the truth!” Siege made it clear that the rioters were reading Trump’s tweets and looking for pence. The time that Pence was evacuated and Trump was tweeted was public knowledge before the impeachment process began, but it wasn’t clear if Trump knew what was going on in the Capitol when he tweeted about Pence. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) Might have provided the missing link, suggest HuffPosts SV Date and Politicos Kyle Cheney. Trump called Tuberville on the phone from Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, during the riot, and Tuberville told reporters Wednesday night that he had informed Trump that security guards had just brought Pence out of the chamber for his safety. “He didn’t have a chance to say much because I said, ‘Mr President, you just took the vice president out. I have to go,'” Tuberville said. Less than 10 minutes later, Trump tweeted his attack on Pence and, according to Date, strongly suggested that “Trump was aware of the danger Pence was in when he posted his tweet.” More stories from theweek.comThe most important person in the impeachment process is missing. It’s not Trump. Murkowski says after seeing “pretty damn” evidence, she doesn’t think Trump could ever be re-elected. Later night promoters are finding creative ways to show how badly Trump’s impeachment proceedings are going for the GOP