Former Vice President Mike Pence is set to enter the 2024 GOP presidential primary.
Which means Pence and Donald Trump will face-off for the Republican Party nomination.
And now Mike Pence had one reaction to arresting Donald Trump that no one saw coming.
Donald Trump set off a political shockwave by posting to Truth Social that the Democrat DA of Manhattan Alvin Bragg plans to arrest him on manufactured, politically motivated charges.
“NOW ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED NEW RECORDS TO BE SET IN VIOLENT CRIME & WHOSE LEADER IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, INDICATE THAT, WITH NO CRIME BEING ABLE TO BE PROVEN, & BASED ON AN OLD & FULLY DEBUNKED (BY NUMEROUS OTHER PROSECUTORS!) FAIRYTALE, THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!” Trump wrote to his millions of followers.
If Bragg succeeds in throwing Trump in jail – and by trying Trump in Manhattan, Bragg ensures the jury pool and trial judge will be stacked with Trump-hating leftists – it stands to benefit Mike Pence and the other GOP candidates in the primary race.
Some of those GOP candidates stayed silent when Trump posted about his potential arrest.
But Pence – who repeatedly criticized Trump over January 6 and echoed the Liz Cheney/Mitt Romney position on Ukraine – slammed the arrest of Donald Trump as being a politically motivated witch hunt.
“Here we go again. Another politically charged prosecution against the former president of the United States,” Pence began.
Pence pointed to the fact that both DA Bragg and State Attorney General Letitia James campaigned for their respective offices on indicting and jailing Donald Trump as proof positive these investigations and potential prosecutions were politically motivated.
“The idea of indicting a president of the United States is deeply troubling to me as it is to tens of millions of Americans – and particularly happening in what appears to be a politically charged environment in New York where the attorney general and other elected officials literally campaigned on a pledge to prosecute the former president,” Pence added.
The arrest and images of Manhattan’s DA perp walking Trump into a courtroom would surely upend the 2024 race.
And during the GOP primary, political insiders and strategists believe Republican voters will rally around Trump if he’s facing unfair and unjust prosecution – which will leave Trump’s GOP rivals very little wiggle room.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis didn’t comment on Trump’s possible arrest.
But Mike Pence did in what many saw as a bid to try and curry favor with Trump supporters. Conservative Revival will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story and the rest of the breaking news in politics, please bookmark our site, and consider making us your homepage and forward our content with your friends on social media and email.