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No to Jan 6 riot commission as unfair to Trump

Rep. Greg Pence on Wednesday said he would vote against a bill to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, in which some of the rioters called for his brother, then-Vice President Mike Pence, to be executed. Pence called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a "hanging judge" and said the commission would be a "pre-determined political execution" of former President Donald Trump in a statement to Forbes.
Source: Forbes magazine on 2020 IN-6 House race , May 19, 2021

2004: Filed for bankruptcy for oil & gas cleanup

Greg Pence, the oldest brother, took over at Kiel Brothers Oil Company after their father died in 1988. By 1998 he rose to president of the company--but small convenience store chains like the Pence's stores were running into tough competition from large national chains.

Compounding the Kiel Brother's problems was significant gas leakage from broken tanks at their gas stations--the state fined them $9 million for cleanup costs. Then, in 2004 Greg Pence and the Kiel brothers filed for bankruptcy, unable to overcome $100 million in debt.

Gov. Mitch Daniels offered to help Greg Pence--he found him working at Indiana's Department of Environmental Management. Greg was bailed out by the agency that said he owed them $3.8 million--he resigned just two months later.

And for the second time in his life, Mike Pence lost a small fortune because of one of his closest friends, this time his oldest brother. The collapse of Kiel Brothers cost Pence $700,000 in stock he held in the company.

Source: Piety & Power, by Tom LoBianco, p.132-3 , Sep 14, 2019

Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules.

Justice Pence wrote the Court's decision on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton: "TX v. PA, GA, MI & WI" on Dec 11, 2020:

Summary of lawsuit, Dec. 7:: The 2020 election suffered from significant and unconstitutional irregularities including:

Supreme Court Order, Dec. 11: The State of Texas's motion is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.

Texas Tribune analysis, Dec. 11:: Trump--and Republicans across the country--had pinned their hopes on the Texas suit. In a series of tweets, Trump called it "the big one" and later added, "it is very strong, ALL CRITERIA MET." If the court had heard the case, Sen. Ted Cruz said he would have argued it, at the request of Trump.

Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas indicated they would have allowed Texas to bring the case but said they would "not grant other relief." In a series of tweets after the ruling, Trump raged against the decision, which he called "a disgraceful miscarriage of justice."

Source: Supreme Court case 20-SCOTUS argued on Dec 7, 2020

Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted.

Pence voted NAY blocking certification of the Electoral vote

Explanation of 1/6/21 Electoral Certification, by Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner:Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar led an objection to counting Electoral College votes from the state of Arizona, the first formal objection to state results in a series of moves that will delay the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election over President Trump. Cruz is advocating for an `emergency 10-day audit` of election returns in disputed states. The usually ceremonial joint session of Congress that convenes to count and accept Electoral College votes will be put on hold as the House and Senate separately debate the objection.