A 2016 video of Vice President Mike Pence saying that “foreign governments cannot participate in the American political process” is going viral after President Donald Trump wanted Ukraine to do just that.
“This is basic stuff: foreign donors — and certainly foreign governments — cannot participate in the American political process,” Pence said during the 2016 Veep debate with Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).
That clip has earned over 800,000 views since it was posted on Friday morning.
Trump is in impeachable waters after he pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, “I would like you to do us a favor, though,” and asked him to investigate Joe Biden in exchange for military aid.
Recently released text messages show Bill Taylor, who was the top American diplomat to the Ukrainians, saying to another Trump associate, “Are we now saying that security assistance and WH meeting are conditioned on investigations?” Democrats say that this is proof that the Trump team was asking Ukraine to investigate Trump’s rival.
Trump has flailed madly about on Twitter over the past few days, insisting on Friday morning that his call with the president of Ukraine was “perfect” and that he has “an obligation” to end corruption even if that means requesting the help of a foreign country to investigate his political rivals.
Watch Pence’s video below:
Mike Pence in the 2016 vice presidential debate: "This is basic stuff. Foreign donors — and certainly foreign governments — cannot participate in the American political process." pic.twitter.com/vbrPjqda1i
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 4, 2019
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