Pence's brother will vote against Jan. 6 commission

Rep. Greg PenceGregory PenceBiden jabs at McConnell for highlighting bill he voted against Five big questions about the Jan. 6 select committee Biden needles GOP touting rescue plan they opposed: 'Some people have no shame' MORE (R-Ind.), the brother of former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceOfficers' powerful Capitol riot testimony underscores Pelosi's partisan blunder RealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Want to improve vaccine rates? Ask for this endorsement MORE, will vote against legislation that would create a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, despite video footage from the day of the insurrection showing some rioters threatening the then-vice president's life.

Greg Pence huddled with the former vice president in a Capital Office amid the Jan. 6 attack and was then taken, through an unknown evacuation route, to a secure room in the Capitol complex, according to the Post.

Video footage of the Capitol breach captured rioters chanting “Hang Mike Pence.”


Greg Pence, however, in a statement to the Post announcing his intent to vote against the commission, used the word "hanging" to describe Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTim Ryan slams McCarthy for mocking Capitol physician, mask mandate McCarthy knocks Pelosi, mask mandate: 'This House has broken the country's trust' Senate votes to take up infrastructure deal MORE (D-Calif.).

“Hanging Judge Nancy Pelosi is hellbent on pushing her version of partisan justice complete with a hand-picked jury that will carry out her pre-determined political execution of [former President] Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt MORE before law enforcement officials have completed their investigation,” the congressman said in a statement to the Post.

The Hill has reached out to Greg Pence and Mike Pence for comment.

Greg Pence now joins a group of Republican lawmakers who have expressed opposition to the bipartisan agreement, which if passed would create a 9/11-style commission to probe the events of Jan. 6.

Last week, the top Democrat and Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee agreed to a bill that would establish the commission.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell: 'It never occurred to me' convincing Americans to get vaccinated would be difficult The 17 Republicans who voted to advance the Senate infrastructure bill Senate votes to take up infrastructure deal MORE (Ky.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTim Ryan slams McCarthy for mocking Capitol physician, mask mandate McCarthy knocks Pelosi, mask mandate: 'This House has broken the country's trust' GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate MORE (Calif.), the top two GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill, have both spoken against the commission bill.

McConnell called the legislation a “slanted and unbalanced proposal.” McCarthy said he could not support the legislation because Pelosi “refused to negotiate in good faith” on the parameters of the commission and because Democrats’ “renewed focus” does not include the “political violence” in American cities, the 2017 shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice or the fatal attack on Capitol Police on April 2.