(TheRedWire.com) – Olivia Troye, former Homeland Security adviser and counter-terror adviser for Mike Pence, has said during a recent MSNBC interview that the subpoena against Pence is a “security blanket” if he decides to place a bid for the White House in 2024.
The investigation against Pence is one of the most aggressive steps taken in the DOJ’s probe into former President Donald Trump’s role in trying to overturn the 2020 election results, as well as his role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack.
As Troye argued, the subpoena provides the former vice president with some “political top cover.” She added that in her opinion Pence is intending on running and that this security provided by the subpoena is what Pence might have been looking for before discussing everything that had occurred behind closed doors.
Pence is also going to be able to say that he was legally obliged to talk and that he had no way of avoiding it because of the subpoena. This could provide him with some political cover when dealing with the Republican party’s top bases.
However, Troye said that in her view Pence has already lost those voters and there’s no way of winning them back after everything that has occurred.
Pence is also facing his own troubles right now relating to the classified documents that have been found in his Indiana home. However, the subpoena does not relate to the classified documents case at all.
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