Pence’s spokesman, Jarrod Agen, said Pence was not pleased with the president’s criticism, but would not say how he planned to respond.
“He is disappointed in the president’s comments, but he knows the truth,” Agen said. “He knows who he is and he knows who the president is.”
The president made the comments in a video he posted on his Twitter account, which was later removed by the social media platform because it violated the site’s content policies.
The video was filmed after Pence had left the Senate, where he had presided over the certification of Biden’s victory in the presidential election.
“Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution,” Trump said.
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The rioters had stormed the U.S. Capitol hours earlier, forcing Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top lawmakers to flee to secure locations. Five people died in the violence.
Trump has denied any responsibility for the rioters’ actions, saying he had only encouraged his supporters