Mike Pence weighs in on Trump guilty verdict

Former Vice President Mike Pence released a statement about the guilty verdict rendered against former President Donald Trump.

In what may come as a shock to many, Pence called the verdict “an outrage and disservice to the nation.”

“The conviction of former President Trump on politically motivated charges is an outrage and disservice to the nation,” he said to Fox News Digital. “No one is above the law, but our courts must not become a tool to be used against political opponents. To millions of Americans, this was nothing more than a political prosecution driven by a Manhattan DA who ran for office on a pledge to indict the former president and this conviction undermines confidence in our system of justice.”

He went on to note that the message delivered with the verdict will reflect very poorly on the American justice system as seen by outsiders in other countries, many of whom live in areas with less-than-honorable justice systems.

“This conviction also sends a terrible message to the wider world about the American justice system and only further divides us at a time when the American people are struggling under the failed policies of the Biden administration at home and abroad,” Pence added.

Pence pointed out that Trump has the right to appeal his conviction just as any other American who has been tried and found guilty in a court of law.

“Having been convicted in a court of law, the former president has every right to appeal this conviction and I trust it will be overturned on appeal in a manner that will restore public confidence in our system of justice and equal treatment under the law,” the statement concluded.

While critics have often clashed with Pence on the topic of Trump, he has remained consistent in his opinion of the lawfare being used against the former president. In March 2023 he told CNN: “I think the unprecedented indictment of a former president of the United States on a campaign finance issue is an outrage. And it appears to millions of Americans to be nothing more than a political prosecution.”

However, this likely won’t change his opinion not to endorse Trump in the 2024 election, though that may not matter.

As BizPac Review previously reported, The Breakfast Club hosts asked Trump supporters to call in and tell them whether Trump’s recent felony conviction has impacted their decision to vote for him. Four consecutive callers rang in, claiming that they would still vote for Trump in November, with many expressing dissatisfaction with the justice system and noting that they have friends with felony convictions who are still “good people.”

Sierra Marlee

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