Pence Leaves Trump High And Dry

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( – On Sunday, former Vice President Mike Pence avoided answering a question about whether he would pardon former President Donald Trump if he won the White House in 2024.

During an interview on NBC News’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd asked whether or not Pence was planning on pardoning Trump. Trump, who is currently the front runner of the 2024 GOP nomination, was recently indicted on 37 federal charges connected to his alleged mishandling of classified documents. According to the court case, Trump had wilfully retained a number of sensitive documents after leaving the White House, with those documents being stored in his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. The charges also include allegations of obstructing governmental efforts to recover the documents. Trump pleaded not guilty on all charges last week in a federal courthouse in Miami.

In response to Todd’s question Pence argued that the “question is premature.” He added that he had always pardoned people who have been convicted of a crime. He noted that he did not understand why so many other 2024 GOP candidates were so certain that the Republican candidate and former President would be found guilty.

Todd proceeded to ask whether, if he were President Biden, he would choose to pardon Trump. In response Pence argued that this entire situation is deeply divisive for the country which is what saddens him about it.

While Pence was not forthcoming with his answer, 2024 GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has publicly pledged to pardon former President Donald Trump and has even pushed for all other presidential candidates to make the same pledge.

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