Mike Pence selling merch off latest Trump indictment

August 3, 2023

Former Vice President Pence, who’s running for President in 2024, began selling merchandise on his campaign site based on a quote in the third criminal indictment against former President Trump. 

A federal grand jury voted Tuesday to indict Trump on four criminal counts surrounding his actions amid the 2020 Election and the related January 6, 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol: 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.

The 45-page indictment asserts that during a phone call on January 1, 2021, Trump told his Vice President that he was “too honest” when Pence, in his role as president of the U.S. Senate, refused on to go along with a scheme to interfere with Congress’ certification of President-elect Biden’s 2020 electoral college victory on January 6. 

The indictment referred to “contemporaneous notes” taken by Pence. The former Vice President also previously described the conversation in his 2022 book, “So Help Me God,” including the same quote from Trump.

On Thursday, the same day Trump was set to be arraigned on those four criminal counts at the federal courthouse in DC, Pence began selling hats and t-shirts branded with the phrase “Too Honest.” 

On Wednesday Pence put the blame for Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election on a “gaggle of crackpot lawyers” who he says advised Trump to ask him to “literally reject votes, which would have resulted in the issue being turned over to the House of Representatives, and literally chaos would have ensued.”  

PHOTO Source: Mike Pence for President

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