In the wake of former President Donald Trump‘s latest indictment, former vice president and current GOP 2024 presidential candidate Mike Pence rebuked his former boss, issuing a statement saying that Trump’s actions disqualify him from being president.
“Today’s indictment serves as an important reminder: Anyone who puts himself over the Constitution should never be president of the United States,” Pence said, according to Yahoo! News.
“I will have more to say about the government’s case after reviewing the indictment,” Pence said. “The former president is entitled to the presumption of innocence but with this indictment, his candidacy means more talk about January 6th and more distractions.”
He continued: “As Americans, his candidacy means less attention paid to Joe Biden’s disastrous economic policies afflicting millions across the United States and to the pattern of corruption with Hunter. Our country is more important than one man. Our constitution is more important than any one man’s career. On January 6th, former President Trump demanded that I choose between him and the Constitution. I chose the Constitution and I always will. As your president, I will not yield an inch in defending America, our people, or our values, and I promise you: I will do so in a way consistent with my oath to the Constitution and the character and decency of the American people. We will restore a threshold of integrity and civility in public life so we can bring real solutions to the challenges plaguing our nation.”
Trump was indicted on felony charges this Tuesday in regards to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election’s results preceding the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
According to the Associated Press, the four-count indictment, which is the third criminal case against Trump, “provided deeper insight into a dark chapter in American history that has already been the subject of exhaustive federal investigations and captivating public hearings.”
“It chronicles a months-long campaign of lies about the election results and says that, even when those falsehoods culminated in a chaotic insurrection at the Capitol, Trump sought to exploit that violence by trying to further delay the counting of votes that sealed his defeat,” the AP’s report stated.
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