Former Vice President Mike Pence said the potential arrest of ex-President Donald Trump by the Manhattan district attorney would be a “politically charged prosecution.”
In a interview that aired Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week,” Pence said he was “taken aback the idea of indicting a former president of the United States, at a time when there’s a crime wave in New York City.”
“The fact that the Manhattan DA thinks that indicting President Trump is his top priority, I think … just tells you everything you need to know about the radical left in this country,” the former veep said.
“It just feels like a politically charged prosecution here. And I, for my part, I just feel like it’s just not what the American people want to see,” he added.
Pence ticked off other issues facing the country — from high prices due to inflation to the border crisis and the war in Ukraine.
“The American people are anxious about the future and here we go again, back into another politically charged prosecution directed at the former president of the United States, and I would just hope for better,” he said.
ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Pence about how the words the former president used were similar to his comments before the US Capitol incident on Jan. 6, 2021.
Karl said Trump is calling for people to “protest a justice proceeding.”
Pence responded that he believes the American people are frustrated by a “two-tier justice system in this country.”
“I believe that people understand that if they give voice to this, if this occurs on Tuesday, that they need to do so peacefully and in a lawful manner,” Pence said.
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