Yet another excerpt from I Alone Can Fix It:
At 2:26, after a team of agents scouted a safe path to ensure the Pences would not encounter trouble, Giebels and the rest of Pence’s detail guided them down a staircase to a secure subterranean area that rioters couldn’t reach, where the vice president’s armored limousine awaited. Giebels asked Pence to get in one of the vehicles. “We can hold here,” he said. “I’m not getting in the car, Tim,” Pence replied. “I trust you, Tim, but you’re not driving the car. If I get in that vehicle, you guys are taking off. I’m not getting in the car.”
Around this time, Kellogg ran into Tony Ornato in the West Wing. Ornato, who oversaw Secret Service movements, told him that Pence’s detail was planning to move the vice president to Joint Base Andrews. “You can’t do that, Tony,” Kellogg said. “Leave him where he’s at. He’s got a job to do. I know you guys too well. You’ll fly him to Alaska if you have a chance. Don’t do it.” Pence had made clear to Giebels the level of his determination and Kellogg said there was no changing it.
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I implore people to read this excerpt from the forthcoming @CarolLeonnig and @PhilipRucker book. It is breathtaking. @Mike_Pence, was afraid to get into his armored limousine because he didn’t trust the Secret Service. https://t.co/k1Kh8wUxAK
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) July 16, 2021
“I know you guys too well. You’ll fly him to Alaska if you have a chance. Don’t do it.”
— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) July 15, 2021