Hakeem Jeffries Blasts Mike Pence For Embarrassing Himself With Trump Defense
House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said that Mike Pence embarrassed himself by defending Trump in the face of a looming indictment.
Video of the full Pence interview on ABC’s This Week:
Well, first, let me say, I’m – I’m taken aback at the idea of indicting a former president of the United States at a – at a time when there’s a crime wave in New York City, that fact that the Manhattan D.A. thinks that indicting President Trump is his top priority I think it — just tells you everything you need to know about the radical left in this country. 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.
We’ve got real challenges in this country today, Jon. People are facing record inflation, a crisis at our border. We have war in Eastern Europe. The American people are anxious about our future. And here we go again, back into another politically charged prosecution directed at the former president of the United States. And I – I would just hope for better.
Video of Jeffries responding to Pence on MSNBC’s Inside With Jen Psaki:
House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said that Mike Pence has embarrassed himself with his defense of Trump and he knows better. Rep. Jeffries added, “In this great count of ours, no one is above the law.” pic.twitter.com/iDMHRjGk6s
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Rep. Jeffries responded, “Vice President Pence knows better and he has embarrassed himself and that’s unfortunate. You know, George Washington in his farewell address to the nation said that the constitution is sacredly obligatory upon all. That means everyone. That includes former Presidents Of The United States Of America because in this great country of ours, no one is above the law. That is the defining principle of the Republic and has been the case for 247 years and so, I would urge everyone to just allow the prosecutor to do their job.”
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