Greg Jacob, Vice President Mike Pence’s general counsel, testified before the Jan. 6 Committee hearing on Thursday that Pence refused to leave the U.S. Capitol despite the danger to his life because of the message it would send internationally about the state of U.S. democracy. “Approximately 40 feet, that’s all there was. 40 feet between the vice president and the mob. Mr. Jacob, you were there. Seeing that for the first time. Does it surprise you to see how close the mob was to the evacuation route? 40 feet is the distance from me to you roughly,” said Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) to Jacob.
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