During an August 17 speech at St. Anselm College, located in New Hampshire, Pence implored fellow Republicans to stop verbally attacking the “rank-and-file” agents over the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, The Associated Press reported.
Micah Clark, executive director of the American Family Association of Indiana, has known the former vice president for years and worked with him when Pence served as state governor there.
“I think every major agency should be reviewed,” Clark says, “for the politicization of certain things – the IRS, the FBI.”
Clark says Pence’s defense of the FBI comes at the same time the IRS is set to hire a whopping 87,000 new agents. The suspicion those agents will target innocent people mirrors similar suspicions the FBI is being used as a political tool against enemies of the Biden administration.
At the St. Anselm appearance, Pence also said he would give "due consideration" if he is asked to testify before the January 6 House Committee.
“It would sink his political future,” Clark warns, “because it would legitimize a totally illegitimate committee.”