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On January 6th, Vice President Pence and His Team Prayed Before, During, and After the Attack

On the morning of January 6th, Vice President Pence and his team began their day with a prayer. In the afternoon, while in a secure location beneath the Capitol, the team again reached for their Bibles. And at 3:00 AM, after the electoral votes had been certified, the team shared verses. 

 

New evidence and testimony revealed at the third hearing from the select committee reveals the significant impact faith played in grounding the Vice President and his team throughout the day. 

 

In the tunnels below the Capitol, under the “war scene” as one Capitol Police officer described it, Vice President Mike Pence and members of his team pulled out their Bibles. 

 

“My faith really sustained me through [the attack],” says Greg Jacob, Chief Counsel for VP Pence. 

“Daniel 6 was where I went, and in Daniel 6, Daniel has become the second in command of Babylon, a pagan nation that he completely faithfully serves. He refuses an order from the king that he cannot follow and he does his duty in — consistent with his oath to God. And I felt that that's what had played out that day.” 

Pence in secure location beneath Capitol with his daughter, Charlotte.

Daniel 6 Guided Pence & Team Through Attack

After praying and waiting, Pence and his team safely returned to the joint session of Congress. Pence fulfilled his constitutional duty by certifying the election results during the joint session that lasted until 3:00 A.M. 

 

Mark Short, former Chief of Staff to the Vice President, recalls a Bible verse he sent to Pence following the Joint Session:

 

“At 3:50 in the morning, when we finally adjourned and headed our ways, I remember texting the Vice President a passage from Second Timothy chapter four verse seven about, I fought the good fight. I finished the race. I have kept the faith.”