It is widely known that Mike Pence wants to stop Donald Trump from winning the 2024 Republican Party presidential nomination.
But no one thought Pence would go this far.
Mike Pence just made one shocking decision to help Joe Biden jail Trump.
Merrick Garland’s handpicked anti-Trump special counsel Jack Smith subpoenaed Mike Pence to testify before a runaway grand jury Smith impaneled as part of the witch hunt against Donald Trump over January 6.
Pence fought the subpoena on separation of powers grounds that on January 6 Pence was acting in his capacity as president of the Senate and thus part of the legislative branch.
Washington, D.C. U.S. District Court Chief Judge James Boasberg ruled that Pence did have privilege as vice president with regards to his position as president of the Senate, but that Pence must testify about his conversations with President Trump prior to January 6.
Pence could have appealed the judge’s ruling.
Instead, Pence chose to testify in special counsel Smith’s witch hunt.
“Vice President Mike Pence swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and his claim that the Biden Special Counsel’s unprecedented subpoena was unconstitutional under the Speech or Debate Clause was an important one made to preserve the Separation of Powers outlined by our Founders,” Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley announced.
Pence claimed it was a victory that the D.C. judge upheld his privilege to not have to testify about what happened in the Capitol on January 6.
“Having vindicated that principle of the Constitution, Vice President Pence will not appeal the Judge’s ruling and will comply with the subpoena as required by law,” O’Malley added.
Last month Pence claimed this was an important fight to have.
“For me, the reason to challenge a subpoena of a vice president in their role as president of the Senate was an important constitutional argument to have,” Pence said in a press gaggle. “And now, for the first time ever, a federal court has recognized that these protections extend to a vice president.”
This was an important bit of play-acting for Pence.
Pence is under the delusion he can win the GOP nomination by walking a tightrope between appealing to Trump supporters as well as establishment Republicans that hate Trump.
That’s why Pence did not appeal the ruling.
Pence knows his best chance to win the nomination is if Democrat prosecutors hammer Trump with multiple indictments as part of an effort to disqualify Trump from running for president.
So Pence pretended to fight the subpoena and will not contest the judge’s ruling because Pence can say he is being forced to appear before the grand jury.
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