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Pence walks tightrope between owning Jan. 6 role and courting Trump voters

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Two high-profile events on Thursday could weigh on Mike Pence’s White House aspirations — and the former vice president will not appear at either.

In Washington, a hearing by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol will feature Pence’s top aides discussing how they resisted Donald Trump’s demands for his vice president to throw out the electoral college results. Pence has publicly said Trump’s demand was wrong, but he didn’t talk to the committee.

In Nashville, meanwhile, Christian conservatives will gather for the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference that’s a traditional stop for emerging presidential hopefuls, especially candidates rooted in the movement like Pence. When Pence appeared at the group’s event last year, he was booed and heckled with calls of “traitor.”

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