Mike Pence’s nature is cool, calm, and collected, which is why he made such a good foil to Donald Trump as vice president. His even-keeled nature came to the fore on January 6, 2021, when Trump pressured him to help overturn the election results. Pence says his unshakeable faith in God and the Constitution gave him the courage to stand up to politicians on both sides of the aisle.
In Pence’s new memoir, which ranges from stories about his early years in Indiana to his pivotal role in history, he offers an insider’s account of the Trump-Pence administration. You may be surprised to learn that the two had a steady, respectful relationship before their fateful disagreement. In a White House where Trump fired senior staff with regularity, Pence was a steady presence, choosing to express his views only in one-on-one meetings with Trump.
Learn more about January 6 from Pence’s point of view in our Instaread on So Help Me God.