(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – The top GOP presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has blasted his former veep, Mike Pence, for finally going openly “to the Dark Side” with claims the former president asked him to overturn the 2020 election.
Trump’s outburst against this former second-in-command occurred after he was slapped with a second Biden Justice Department indictment earlier last week, this time for allegedly trying to remain president illegally in 2021.
“WOW, it’s finally happened! Liddle’ Mike Pence, a man who was about to be ousted as Governor Indiana until I came along and made him V.P., has gone to the Dark Side,” Trump wrote on Truth Social on Saturday.
“I never told a newly emboldened (not based on his 2% poll numbers!) Pence to put me above the constitution, or that Mike was ‘too honest.’ He’s delusional, and now he wants to show he’s a tough guy,” added the 45th president of the United States, thus denying the accusations in his second federal indictment. “I once read a major magazine article on Mike. It said he was not a very good person. I was surprised, but the article was right. Sad!” Trump concluded.
Pence, also a 2024 presidential hopeful, hit back at his former boss in interviews with weekend political talk shows while campaigning in New Hampshire.
While on the campaign trail in the Granite State, he was called a “sellout” and a “traitor” by Trump supporters.
“Why didn’t you uphold the constitution?” one protester yelled at him, The Hill reports.
“I upheld the constitution. Read it,” Pence responded. In an interview with the CNN program “State of the Union,” the former vice president declared first Trump and then Trump’s lawyers asked him to overturn the 2020 election by returning votes to the states – which he had no legal right to do.
Commenting on the Biden administration’s second anti-Trump indictment, Pence said he would testify if he had to.
“I have no plans to testify. But, look, we’ll always comply with the law,” he declared.
“I don’t know what the path of this indictment will be. The president’s entitled to a presumption of innocence. He’s entitled to make his defense in court…But what I want the American people to know is that President Trump was wrong then and he’s wrong now, that I had no right to overturn the election,” Pence concluded.