Secret Service Agents Called Home to Say Final Goodbyes on 1/6 — Situation Room Officer tells ABC News they Came Close to Losing Pence

From The Hill, Former Situation Room officer: Pence came ‘close’ to being killed on Jan. 6, which can be found here dated May 14, 2024, excerpts of which are below:

A former Situation Room officer said former Vice President Mike Pence came “close” to being killed on Jan. 6, 2021, during the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

“It’s important to me that we don’t forget that it did come that close, and that we did have discussions, ‘If we lose the [vice president,] if the 25th [Amendment] is invoked,'” Mike Stiegler said in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that aired Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” in a clip highlighted by Mediate. “We started running through all of these game plans because it was getting close.”

Stiegler also agreed with Stephanopoulos when he referred to the Jan. 6. riot as one “of our own people” and “inspired” by Trump.

“But at the time, that’s not even in the forefront of our mind,” Stiegler continued. “It doesn’t matter how we got here. We’re here. How do we execute? How do we move forward?”

Pence faced threats of violence on Jan. 6 for refusing to overturn the 2020 election. He was at the Capitol when rioters broke in and was taken to an underground loading dock amid the attack, according to the Secret Service.

Also, from The Washington Post, Frantic Secret Service radio traffic show how close Pence was to danger, which can be found here dated July 22, 2022, excerpts of which are below:

A White House security official who was monitoring the traffic told the committee that agents were “starting to fear for their own lives.”

“There were calls to say goodbye to family members, so on and so forth,” the security official saidin audiotaped testimony. “Whatever the reason was on the ground, the VP detail thought this was about to get very ugly.”

This part caught my attention: “There were calls to say goodby to family members, so on and so forth.”

Secret Service agents protecting the Vice President are not the type to call their family members to say their final goodbyes without a damn good reason.

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