(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Thursday, former Vice President Mike Pence spoke up against a Manhattan grand jury’s decision to indict former President Trump stating that this move was an “outrage.” However, despite his condemnation of the indictment, Pence did not reveal whether he believed Trump should drop out of the 2024 presidential race if he is convicted in the case.
During an interview on CNN, Pence said that this is an “unprecedented indictment of a former president of the United States on a campaign finance issue.” He also proceeded to state that millions of Americans believed that this case was politically motivated, especially since when the Manhattan District Attorney ran for office, he had done so on the platform that he was going to indict Trump if elected.
On Thursday, a grand jury voted for Trump to be charged on criminal charges relating to his role in the hush money payments of $130,000 made by his former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election. Following his election into office Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) decided to further probe into this case.
Following the indictment, Trump is expected to be arraigned next week. Currently, Trump’s team is cooperating with Bragg’s office to work out the arrangements for the former President’s surrender to the authorities.
Trump and his allies have largely called the indictment a political prosecution that has been aiming to influence the upcoming presidential election, as Trump is currently competing in the 2024 GOP primary race.
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