Pence finally showed his true colors.
Former Vice President Mike Pence offered a straightforward response to the indictment of former President Trump by Special Counsel Jack Smith on Tuesday.
According to Fox, in his statement regarding Trump’s indictment on charges related to the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol and attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, Pence accused Trump of prioritizing himself over the Constitution. He also expressed concern that a Trump candidacy would divert attention from President Biden’s actions and policies, which he described as “disastrous.”
Pence emphasized the significance of the indictment, stating that anyone who places their interests above the Constitution should not be eligible to become President of the United States. While he acknowledged Trump’s right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, he believed that the indictment would fuel further discussions about the January 6th events, leading to more distractions from important matters.
The former Vice President asserted his allegiance to the country and its founding principles, highlighting that the Constitution held greater importance than any individual’s career. He reaffirmed his commitment to upholding the Constitution and vowed to defend America, its people, and its values with unwavering dedication.
Trump faced four federal charges as part of the investigation, including conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights. This indictment marked the second federal charge resulting from Smith’s investigation, while Trump already faced 37 counts related to alleged improper retention of classified records from his presidency, to which he pleaded not guilty.
Pence’s message underscored his determination to bring integrity and civility back to public life, enabling practical solutions to address the nation’s challenges. He stood firm in his decision to prioritize the Constitution over any individual, including the former President, and remained committed to his duty to the American people and their values.