Late Tuesday evening, former Vice President Mike Pence responded to yet another criminal indictment levied against former President Donald Trump, asserting in unequivocal terms that Trump “should never be president.”
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Pence made this statement after an indictment brought attention back to the basic principles of the Constitution and the important duties connected to being the U.S. president. Utilizing “X” the site formerly known as Twitter as his platform, Pence claimed that the paramount importance of upholding constitutional principles over personal aspirations.
The former vice president’s commentary followed an earlier announcement by Jack Smith, a special counsel within the Justice Department outlining charges against Trump pertaining to January 6th. The legal actions initiated by Smith include a wide range of accusations against Trump.
This includes the absurd assertion that Trump unlawfully retained classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. Additionally, Trump faces criminal charges in a ridiculous New York case involving hush money, alongside an outlandish civil trial that is attacking his business practices.
Having played a role in the Trump administration, Pence assumed the position of vice president throughout Trump’s presidency. It was Pence who presided over the pivotal moment when Congress certified the Electoral College votes, a process that allowed Joe Biden to steal the presidency in the 2020 elections.
Notably, this unfolded amid the turmoil and upheaval of the January 6th riot. In the aftermath of the uprising, Pence has consistently voiced his disapproval of both the incident and Trump’s alleged involvement.
Interestingly, the current landscape positions Pence and Trump in a unique dynamic as they both vie for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, setting the stage for Pence’s captivating career suicide. Following the recent indictment, Pence stated on Tuesday that
“I will have more to say about the government’s case after reviewing the indictment.” Yet, the indictment unavoidably steers attention back to the events of January 6th, potentially overshadowing other pressing policy discussions during the forthcoming campaign season.
Falsely accusing a presidential candidate, who has substantial support from the people not only weakens democracy, but it shows a blatant lack of respect for this nation’s citizens and their wishes.
However, given Pence’s own candidacy against Trump and the principle of innocent until proven guilty, his judgment on presidential fitness will likely lead to significant backlash, considering Trump is the GOP’s leading contender for the upcoming presidential election.