THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Mike Pence Plans to Fight Subpoena From Special Counsel in Jan. 6 Probe

February 14, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence is preparing to challenge a subpoena issued by the special prosecutor investigating former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, kicking off a novel legal fight that could take months for courts to resolve.

Mr. Pence will fight the subpoena on the grounds that the Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause shields him from testifying. The Speech or Debate Clause generally protects members of Congress from being questioned in court about their legislative acts. In the U.S. constitutional system, the vice president is also the president of the Senate.

ROKK Solutions co-founder and partner Ron Bonjean discussed how as a political matter, Mr. Pence’s defiance of the subpoena will be supported by Republican Party primary voters should he decide to run for president in 2024. Get the full story in The Wall Street Journal, here.