Pence: Trump indictment 'nothing short of a political prosecution'
Pence says the American public cares more about economic issues like inflation than investigations of Trump, calling it an "obsession" of the national media.
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called the indictment of former President Trump "nothing short of a political prosecution."
Pence was asked if he agrees with calls from conservatives to target Democratic politicians for campaign finance violations, given what is happening to Trump.
"I think the unprecedented indictment of a former president of the United States for a campaign finance issue is an outrage and I think it's clear to the overwhelming majority of the American people that this is nothing short of a political prosecution being effected by a Manhattan DA who literally campaigned on bringing charges against one particular American," he said during an interview at the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit.
"I must tell you that should be offensive to every American left, right and center, and every American deserves equal treatment under the law. And I believe the American people will see this for what it is. But to your point, the answer is not to become like them, the answer is to return to a commitment to the foundations of the rule of law enshrined in the Constitution of the United States," he added.
Pence also said that the American public cares more about economic issues like inflation than investigations of Trump.
"I've traveled around the country, I was in Iowa this week, New Hampshire a little bit ago; very nice states to visit this time of year. Nobody's talking about this stuff," he said. "Nobody brought up this, all the different investigations and the drama that is an obsession of much of the national media."