"On January 6, I did my duty: to defend the U.S. Constitution. It was a difficult day and I chose the Constitution. Trump was wrong then and he is wrong now." This was said by former US Vice President Mike Pence, in a debate with Republican Party voters on CNN. "I am running for president because I believe the United States is in serious trouble. Joe Biden has weakened America," Pence said.
"I hope Donald Trump will not be prosecuted for the issue of classified cards. The trial of a former president would be a divisive act for an already divided America," the 2024 election candidate pointed out, also mentioning Joe Biden's handling of classified documents.
"I hope the former president and the current president find a way forward," Pence said.
"I'm pro-life and I'm not going to apologize for that," she said in response to a question about abortion. Pence also praised the U.S. Supreme Court for its landmark ruling a year ago that effectively abolished the right to abortion nationwide. "It gave America a chance for a fresh start. As president, I will support the right to life at every level, in the United States and abroad," the Republican candidate added in the 2024 election, claiming that during the Trump administration, funding was cut to the organization Planned Parenthood, which supports abortion rights.
Meanwhile, federal prosecutors have notified former US President Donald Trump that he is the target of a criminal investigation. This was reported by informed sources to Politico. The notification is a sign that special prosecutor Jack Smith, who is investigating classified papers brought by the tycoon to his Mar-a-Lago residence, is about to indict Trump.