Trump’s 3rd Indictment , Causes Divide Among 2024 GOP Candidates.
The former president was indicted for a third time on Aug.
The newest charges he faces are "conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding and conspiracy against rights," ABC News reports.
Upon news of the latest indictment, Trump's 2024 GOP presidential contenders made their opinions known.
Former Vice President Mike Pence issued a bold statement.
Today's indictment serves as an important reminder: anyone who puts himself over the Constitution should never be President of the United States, Mike Pence, former Vice President of the United States, via statement.
Ron DeSantis used the opportunity as a chance to weigh in on the need to "reform" the country's justice system.
As President, I will end the weaponization of government, replace the FBI Director, and ensure a single standard of justice for all Americans, Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, via statement.
Vivek Ramaswamy doubled down on his promise to help Trump if he gets the chance.
This is un-American & I commit to pardoning Trump for this indictment.
Donald Trump isn't responsible for what happened on Jan 6, Vivek Ramaswamy, biotech entrepreneur and author, via statement.
Former Arkansas Gov.
Asa Hutchinson called on Trump to drop out of the race.
January 6 is a day that calls for accountability for those responsible.
I have always said that Donald Trump is morally responsible for the attack on our democracy.
Now, our system of Justice will determine whether he is criminally responsible, Asa Hutchinson, former governor of Arkansas, via statement.
Trump and his campaign referred to the new charges as "ridiculous" and a "witch hunt," assuring the public that he will "fight and we will win."