Pence calls Trump indictment an 'outrage'
"I think the unprecedented indictment of a former President of the United States on a campaign finance issue is an outrage," Pence said.
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called the indictment of former President Donald Trump an "outrage."
Pence appeared on CNN in the immediate aftermath of reports indicating that the grand jury in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's case had voted to indict Trump, an unprecedented event in U.S. history.
"I think the unprecedented indictment of a former President of the United States on a campaign finance issue is an outrage," Pence said, adding that "it appears to millions of Americans to be nothing more than a political prosecution that's driven by a prosecutor who literally ran for office on a pledge to indict the former president."
CNN's Wolf Blitzer countered that Bragg was able to secure a majority of votes on a grand jury. Pence returned by referencing the saying that a grand jury "can indict a ham sandwich."
"The threshold, the burden of proof is very low," he added.
The former running mates have split in recent years over the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, during which supporters of Trump urged Pence to halt the electoral certification process, which he did not do.
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