Pence leaves pro-Trump Hecklers with quick message in tense parking lot exchange


Former Vice President Mike Pence was quick to urge supporters of former President Donald Trump to read the Constitution when they harassed him on his way to a New Hampshire citizens’ event on Friday.

The campaign rally was Pence’s first since his ex-boss has pleaded not guilty to four counts of crimes related to his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

The video shows Trump supporters yelling “This is a traitor” and “You are a traitor” at the former vice president as he entered the event. ABC News’ Kelsey Walsh reported.

“Why have you not obeyed the Constitution, sir?” a man yelled at Pence as he greeted people in the parking lot in front of 27 American Legion Hall Post in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

“I have upheld the Constitution,” replied Pence, who stood by his move in confirming the 2020 election results.

“Read it,” he added to the hecklers.

Pence later dismissed the notion that Trump supporters were “a violent group” when asked Jan. 6 at the event. WMUR-TV from New Hampshire reported.

“I reject your claim that passion led to violence and vandalism,” he said.

“I know the people of this movement – whether they support me or not, [they] are the best people in this country.”

The heckling follows Pence’s criticism of Trump following his latest indictment, in which he denounced “his band of mad lawyers” who urged him to turn down votes in a Fox News appearance on Wednesday.

Trump card, in a post on his Truth Social platform on Saturdayfired back at his former vice president for turning to what he called the “dark side.”

“WOW, it finally happened! “Liddle’ Mike Pence, a man who was on the verge of being overthrown as Indiana governor until I came along and made him vice president, has gone to the dark side,” Trump said.

“I never told a newly encouraged (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 wants to show he’s a tough guy. I once read a big magazine article about Mike. It was said that he was not a very good person. I was surprised, but the article was true. Sad!”

Trump’s latest indictment describes a conversation prior to the Jan. 6 riots in which he told Pence he had “the absolute right to reject votes and overturn the election,” while in another conversation he told Pence he was “too honest.” “.

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