“George, if you look at all of these cases, the through line, two-fold. No. 1, they’re funded by Donald Trump’s political opponents, and the goal here is not to help us actually have a real conversation about how to advance the country forward. Their goal is to defeat Trump at the courts because these people know they can’t defeat him at the ballot box,” he told Stephanopoulos.
Stephanopoulos pressed Vance as to whether he believed any verdicts by a group of average citizens in New York City had any validity. “Well, when the cases are funded by left-wing donors and when the case has absolute left-wing bias all over it, George, absolutely I think that we should call into question that particular conclusion,” he said.
The response mirrors that of the former president, who
criticized the verdict in a post to his site Truth Social.
“Absolutely ridiculous! I fully disagree with both verdicts, and will be appealing this whole Biden Directed Witch Hunt focused on me and the Republican Party. Our Legal System is out of control, and being used as a Political Weapon. They have taken away all First Amendment Rights. THIS IS NOT AMERICA!” Trump wrote.
When asked about claims that support for Trump sanctions behavior like sexual assault and defamation, Vance said that the statement was unfair to victims.
“I think it’s actually very unfair to the victims of sexual assault, to say that somehow their lives are being worse by electing Donald Trump for president, when what he’s trying to do, I think, is restore prosperity,” Vance said.
“I think most Americans recognize that this is not what we want to fight the 2024 election over. Let’s fight it over issues,” Vance said.