GOP Reps Applaud Pence In Person For Defying Trump

Congress Minutes reports:

Mike Pence received high praise from Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) for his handling of Jan. 6 when he returned to his old stomping grounds on Wednesday.

According to two people in the room during Pence’s appearance at a meeting of the conservative Republican Study Committee, Roy stood to thank the former vice president for counting the votes that certified President Joe Biden’s election — a move that incurred forceful blowback from Donald Trump and his base.

Roy’s move was met with applause from multiple lawmakers, both people in the room confirmed. Roy wasn’t the only Republican who lauded Pence. “People thanked him for his courage and doing the right thing,” said Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.), who voted to certify.

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In April 2022, it was reported that Roy was among the House Republicans who bombarded Mark Meadows with text messages pleading for him to provide the proof that would allow the 2020 election to be overturned.