Video played during the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump earlier this year showed the moments that Pence, his family, his security detail and military aides ran down a flight of stairs. Impeachment managers noted insurrectionists stormed the Capitol hallways, coming within 100 feet of where Pence was sheltering with his family. Military officials overseeing the authorization process to launch nuclear weapons were unaware on January 6 that Pence’s military aide carrying the “nuclear football” was potentially in danger as rioters got close, a defense official told CNN in February.
Secret Service Director James Murray’s prepared remarks for the House Appropriations Committee’s Homeland Security Subcommittee make only brief mention of the events of January 6, but he does note that the agency has made some operational adjustments because o
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