Jan 31, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Pence's former chief of staff testifies before Jan. 6 panel

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence in 2019. Photo: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Marc Short, former Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, testified before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot last Wednesday, following a subpoena, CNN first reported and Axios confirmed on Monday.

Why it matters: The panel considers Pence a key witness into what former President Trump was doing in the days leading up to the Capitol riot.

The big picture: Short was with Pence during the events of Jan. 6 and was also present during a meeting at the White House on Jan. 4, CNN reported.

  • Prior to his appearance, Short had also supplied some documents to the committee, per CNN.
  • Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said earlier this month that the panel planned to soon ask Pence himself to testify.
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