Marion McKeone: Portrayal of Pence as White House hero ignores some inconvenient facts

The irony of Donald Trump’s loyal vice-president turning from craven sycophant into ‘steely, determined’ hero has not been lost on observers, least of all Republicans

Trump supporters gather near the US Capitol on January 06, 2021. Picture: Getty

One of the many unexpected ironies in the complex and multi-faceted tale of the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol is the Democratic-dominated committee’s beatification of Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s former vice-president.

Members of the committee charged with investigating the events of January have unanimously portrayed Pence as the hero of the hour – a selfless, courageous defender of democracy who thwarted Trump’s attempt to take a wrecking ball to the US constitution ...