This was anticipated. Mike Pence was expected to offer some kind of defense to having to comply with the subpoena which Jack Smith issued last week. Washington Post:
Pence also did not testify before the House select committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, even though he has written a book and publicly discussed his experiences related to that day. Many of his close advisers during his vice presidency, including his chief of staff and chief counsel, have relayed their experiences to the Justice Department.
Pence’s legal team is said to believe that this matter will take many months in court to resolve. Good. The closer that brings Mike Pence to declaring that he’s going to run for POTUS, the better. People can see that he’s a snake equal to Trump in trying to gum up the investigation of January 6 rather than coming clean about it.
It’s a shame Pence chose this route. He could come clean and been a hero. On the other hand, he could have done the same thing in his book, and didn’t do so there either. As usual, the less you expect from Pence, the less you’ll be disappointed.