Pence Wants Voters To Decide Trump’s Fate

( – Despite his ever-waning polling figures, presidential hopeful Mike Pence continues doing his best to remain relevant as the 2024 Republican primary battle moves forward — even though former President Donald Trump has a 45-point lead over his near competitor for the GOP nomination, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The former vice president recently spoke out against prosecutors, saying he wanted the voters to decide his former boss’ ultimate fate during an Iowa Town Hall hosted by Newsmax on October 17.

Pence’s remarks referenced Special Counsel Jack Smith’s August filing of a four-count indictment against Trump for allegedly trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The former president faces those charges in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Pence told Newsmax co-moderator Rob Schmitt that the January 6, 2021, breach of the US Capitol Building during Congress’ certification of the Electoral College ballots was tragic. “I did my duty that day,” he explained, attributing “God’s grace” for his ability to muster the strength to defend the US Constitution.

Pence told attendees he “had hoped” that issues surrounding Trump’s “conduct and actions” on that fateful day, and leading up to it, “would be left” for the American people to judge and not the nation’s court system.

Pence said he trusted the people of Iowa, New Hampshire, and the country to “sort out the qualifications” of the Republican presidential hopefuls. Noting that he hadn’t spoken with Trump for a while, Pence expressed confidence in his former boss’ ability to “defend himself in court.

The former vice president concluded that portion of the town hall reasserting his claim that “ultimately,” he would like to see voters, “the American people,” resolve the issues surrounding Trump’s conduct surrounding the events of January 6 and the controversy surrounding the last presidential election.

Trump faces 91 felony charges presented by state prosecutors in Georgia and New York and Special Counsel Smith’s team in Florida and Washington, DC.

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