Pence Claims Americans No Longer Trust the DOJ

( – Former Vice President Mike Pence has been campaigning in the early primary state of New Hampshire over the last several weeks, holding town hall events to try and connect with citizens and earn their votes. On June 23, he appeared on CNN with Dana Bash, who seemed to have one topic of discussion on her mind. Bash was concerned with Pence’s previous comments about former President Trump, as he has recently expressed that he hopes the Department of Justice (DOJ) does not bring charges against the former president for the events surrounding the January 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol.

Bash asked Pence if he would still feel that way if the DOJ presented evidence of a crime perpetrated by Trump. Pence told her that although he did not agree with the former president about his assertion that he had the ability as vice president to overturn the results of the 2020 election, he is “not yet convinced” that Trump’s statements on that day constituted a criminal action.

Pence told Bash that he had spoken to voters all over New Hampshire who expressed their lack of confidence in the DOJ. Bash responded that voters’ beliefs were the result of former President Trump telling them to believe that.

Pence pushed back, giving examples of DOJ actions that have caused Americans to lose trust in the agency. These included the recent testimonies of the IRS whistleblowers about the DOJ interfering with the Hunter Biden investigation, as well as FBI officials reporting that they were prevented from asking certain questions about Joe Biden’s involvement in Hunter Biden’s business deals. Pence reiterated that he does not believe that former President Trump did anything criminal and that the if the American people believe he is responsible for the violence that occurred on that day, it will be reflected in the ballot box.

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