Mike Pence, who is currently running for President of the United States confessed that former boss, Donald Trump, made him choose between him and the United States Constitution, as stated during the Republican Presidential Forum organized by CNN.
The politician explained that he did his job well and preserved his ideal to protect the Constitution, as it his supreme order. He also took the occasion to ask United States citizens, especially Iowan residents, to give him the privilege to keep defending the American these ideals. After this a round of questions started, and one of the law students in the audience, asked the candidate if he was prepared to push back against the former president’s allegations he could have overturned the 2021 election. Mike Pence answered, stating that:
Yes, because I think it is important. Not that I think there were irregularities in the 2020 election, but I had concerns that were half of dozen states that had changed the rules in the name of COVID. But, once states had certified those elections, once the court reviewed, once the congress had considered any objections, I knew my duty was clear. At the end of the day, the Republican Party has to be the party of the Constitution. I think American people need to look at the Republican Party and say, that will be a party whose leaders are dedicated to preserving, protection, and defending the Constitution of the United States.
After that question, Mike Pence was asked if he would pardon members of the mob who attacked the Capitol building on January 6 this year, following the statement of former president Trump, who said “inclined” to do so. The politician stood with the statement he had made a few months ago, in which he said people who did not leave the Capitol and ended the violence should be persecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The candidate re-affirmed his position when answering the question by adding, “I continue to believe that today.”