Pence: If Trump is arrested, protests must be peaceful
“The violence of January 6th, and the violence that occurred in cities across this country in the summer of 2020, was a disgrace. The American people will not tolerate that and whoever engages in this kind of violence should be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.” to the law.”
The former vice president declined to say whether Trump’s call for protests on social media was irresponsible, instead describing the investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as politicized.
“It feels like a politically charged trial here,” Pence said, later adding that he supports efforts in Congress, led by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, to Investigating Trump’s possible impeachment.
“No one is above the law. But no one is below the law either,” Pence said. “The American people are upset after four years of our administration, seeing the politicization of the Justice Department, and I strongly support efforts in Congress to investigate the role politics plays in our judicial system today.”
Although criminal charges appear imminent in the case of Trump’s handling of silent payments during his 2016 presidential campaign, there is no clear basis for the former president’s claim that he expects to be arrested Tuesday.