In a striking turn of events, former Vice President Mike Pence has taken a firm stance in response to the indictment of former President Trump.
The indictment, led by Special Counsel Jack Smith, is related to the infamous January 6th, 2021 protest at the U.S. Capitol and alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Pence did not mince words when reacting to the indictment. He made it clear that he chose the Constitution over Trump, stating the following:
“On January 6th, former President Trump insisted that I pick between him and the Constitution. I selected the Constitution and I always will.”
This statement marks a significant shift in Pence’s stance, highlighting his commitment to the principles of democracy over personal alliances.
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The former vice president further emphasized that anyone who prioritizes personal interests over the Constitution should never hold the highest office in the land.
His words serve as a stark reminder of the importance of upholding the Constitution, even when faced with challenging circumstances.
Trump’s indictment includes four federal charges, including conspiracy to fleece the United States, conspiracy to block an official proceeding, deterrent of and attempt to block an official proceedings, and plot against rights.
This is the second federal indictment the former president faces out of Smith’s investigation. Trump already pleaded not guilty to 37 counts related to his alleged improper retention of classified records from his presidency.
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Pence also expressed concern that Trump’s candidacy could distract from the current administration’s shortcomings.
He argued that the focus should be on President Biden’s “disastrous” economic policies and the alleged corruption involving Hunter Biden.
Ultimately, Pence declared the United States is “more significant than one man,” and the Constitution was “more meaningful than any one man’s job.” His words underscore the importance of prioritizing national interests and constitutional principles over individual ambitions.