Pence says he 'parted amicably' with Trump

Former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceHaley hits the stump in South Carolina Mitch McConnell's great Trumpian miscalculation Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE said late Monday that he “parted amicably” with former President TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE at the end of their terms in January.

During an interview with Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityRittenhouse says he's destroying gun used in fatal Kenosha shootings Dr. Oz expected to run for Senate in Pennsylvania as a Republican: reports Vigilantes are not patriots MORE, Pence was asked about his relationship with the former president amid their disagreements about certifying the 2020 election on Jan. 6.  

“Look, you can’t spend almost five years in a political foxhole with somebody without developing a strong relationship,” Pence said.


Trump repeatedly pressured Pence to block the results of the 2020 election when Congress certified them on Jan. 6. During the count, a mob of Trump’s supporters breached the Capitol, leading to a delay of the certification.

Congress would ultimately certify President BidenJoe BidenManchin to vote to nix Biden's vaccine mandate for larger businesses Congress averts shutdown after vaccine mandate fight Senate cuts deal to clear government funding bill MORE’s Electoral College victory once the Capitol was secured.

Pence told Hannity that Jan. 6 “was a tragic day in the history of our Capitol,” and that after the complex was secured, “we finished our work.”

“The president and I sat down a few days later and talked through all of it,” he added. “I can tell you that we parted amicably at the end of the administration, and we have talked a number of times since we both left office.”

Pence also said he is focused on the future, noting that he has campaigned for GOP gubernatorial candidates and has been helping Republicans seeking House and Senate seats in 2022. 

This isn’t the first time Pence has said that he and Trump have been on good terms since leaving office. 

Late last month, Pence said on the “Ruthless” podcast that he and Trump have spoken “about a dozen times” since Biden was sworn in.