On Saturday, 45th President Donald Trump announced that he expects to be indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) on Tuesday.
In response, lawmakers and citizens from across the nation voiced their concerns including former Trump officials, members of Congress, rival Republican presidential nominees, and now former Vice President Mike Pence.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart, Vice President Pence, who many speculate will announce a run for the GOP presidential nomination, stated that he was “taken aback” by the potential prosecution of his former boss.
“Like many Americans, I’m just, I’m taken aback. You have a major crime wave in New York, especially in New York City,” Pence said. “You have literally a Democratic Party that’s literally dismantled the criminal justice system in that city, undercut the NYPD, and this is what the Manhattan DA says is their top priority.”
“It reeks of the kind of political prosecution that we endured back in the days of the Russia hoax and the whole impeachment over a phone call,” he explained. “And one thing I know is — I know that former President Trump can take care of himself.”
“I mean, the reality is the American people are hurting. Just this last week, we saw a couple of bank failures that are driven by liberal policies, on the West Coast and on the East Coast, you have inflation that’s at a 40-year high,” he said about the state of the country under Biden’s leadership, putting an emphasis on focusing on what is hurting the American people every day. “Wages are stagnant. I mean, the American people are struggling, let alone and we’re facing new challenges around the world.”
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“I have the same reaction everybody else does to this to these reports,” he continued adding that he is angered by the two-tier justice system that is so evidently being portrayed with the potential indictment of President Trump.
The former vice president said that there is “one standard for Republicans — particularly anybody ever associated with the Trump-Pence administration — and others.”
“But the fact that the media has almost no interest whatsoever in the truth about Hunter Biden’s ties and the investments being made into the Biden family and the connections in China and elsewhere,” Pence stated in reference to recent revelations that the Biden family received millions of dollars from a Chinese energy company, as previously reported by the DC Enquirer.
“The American people see through it and I think — look, no one is above the law, but I am deeply concerned about the politicization that we’ve seen in the Justice Department,” Pence continued, adding, “And frankly, the criminalization of politics in America, it’s doing absolutely nothing to help relieve the struggles that the American people are facing every single day.”
Pence then concluded the interview by explaining that lawmakers should continue to call out the politicization of the justice system but stay focused on winning the upcoming 2024 elections: “Call them out on the politicization but also stay focused on the real issues facing the American people so … we can reelect the Republican Congress, win the Senate and win back the White House and win back America.”
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