Pence Speaks Up About Trump Indictment

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( – On Sunday, June 18, in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, former Vice President Mike Pence argued that the federal indictment of former President Donald Trump “sends a terrible message” to the rest of the world.

He stated that as someone who has spoken for the US in the past, the country has previous been viewed as the “gold standard of justice in the world.” He proceeded to argue that having the former President, who is also a leader in the GOP primary race and could thus be one of the nominees of the 2024 presidential election, be indicted by the current President, was sending a bad message to the rest of the world.

Pence also argued that the only thing the Department of Justice’s indictment has managed to accomplish so far is further division in politics. He proceeded to state that while the charges against Trump were “serious,” the Justice Department needed to come up with a different way to handle the investigation.

Pence avoided answering Todd’s question on whether he intends to pardon Trump if he wins the 2024 presidential race. He instead noted that he did not understand why so many of the other 2024 Republican presidential candidates were so quick to assume that Trump would be convicted. He suggested there was a double standard between the treatment of Trump versus the treatment of Democrats.

He claimed that the important thing right now was for Trump to be properly treated under the law, indicated that he would like to see federal officials bring the same energy in the investigations against Hunter Biden.

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