Mike Pence Defends RNC Description of J6 Riot

Former Vice President Mike Pence sides with the Republican National Committee in describing the January 6 riot as legitimate political discourse.

The Daily Mail reports
Former Vice President Mike Pence, though he's been more vocal of his criticisms of former President Trump in recent days, defended the Republican National Committee describing Jan. 6 as 'legitimate political discourse' and said the reference has been misinterpreted.
Pence backed up the RNC's censure of Reps. Liz Cheney, Wyo. and Adam Kinzinger, Ill., though he repeated his assertion that 'January 6th was a tragic day.'
Speaking at Stanford University before the school's College Republicans club, he said that he does not think the RNC's resolution was 'talking about people that engaged in violence against persons or property that day.'
Pence said that the statement was referring to 'a whole range of people that have been set upon' by the House committee investigating Jan. 6, according to the Washington Post.
The RNC has since said it was not referring to the violent insurrectionists, but the resolution has drawn criticism from Republicans too.
Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., described the attack as a 'violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power, after a legitimately-certified election, from one administration to the next.'