Capitol Riot Pence Aide

Marc Short, former Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 20, 2022.

WASHINGTON — The former chief of staff to former Vice President Mike Pence has testified before a federal grand jury investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol, a person familiar with the matter said last week.

Marc Short, a close aide to Pence, was at the Capitol on the day of the siege and was with the vice president as he fled his post presiding over the Senate and hid from rioters who had stormed the building and called for his hanging.

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