Thursday 16 June 2022 10:55 PM PICTURED: Mike Pence in a secure location during January 6 Capitol attack trends now
The former counsel to the vice president Greg Jacob testified to lawmakers that Pence refused to get into his car once Secret Service moved him from his ceremonial office outside the Senate chamber to a garage-like structure.
'The vice president did not want to take any chance that the world would see the vice president of the United States fleeing the United States Capitol,' Jacob told the committee.
Rep. Pete Aguilar, a committee member leading some of the questioning Thursday, informed Jacob that the mob was 'approximately 40 feet' from Pence's escape path.
'40 feet is the distance from you to me roughly,' the Democrat, seated on the dais, informed the witness, testifying from the well.
'Make no mistake about the fact that the vice president's life was in danger. A recent court filing from the Department of Justice explains that a confidential informant from the Proud Boys told the FBI that the Proud Boys would have killed Mike Pence if given the chance,' Aguilar also offered.
The House select committee on January 6 showed images for the first time of Vice President Mike Pence