Marc Brief, who served as chief of employees for former Vice President Mike Pence, gave his two cents on what it’s like seeing former President Donald Trump’s mug shot following his arrest on the Fulton County Jail final week.
“I feel it’s unhappy. I feel it’s tragic,” stated Brief on Friday after CNN’s Jake Tapper requested for his response to the picture.
Brief, who was additionally a director of legislative affairs within the Trump White Home, famous that the previous president was nice to him and his household earlier than providing his two cents on the Jan. 6, 2021 assault.
“I do suppose that the occasions of Jan. 6 have been tragic and positively avoidable. And I feel that the president obtained numerous dangerous counsel – in lots of instances, counsel he sought out – that I feel led him astray,” Brief stated.
“And I feel that in the end asking the vp to form of put apart the Structure is a large violation of your most essential oath to the American folks, to guard and defend the Structure.”
Trump pleaded not responsible on Thursday to costs tied to his – and 18 different co-defendants’ – efforts to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.
The previous president faces 91 legal costs in complete throughout 4 instances.
Brief has been vital of these in Trump’s circle earlier than, as soon as evaluating the previous president’s “dangerous” advisers to “principally snake oil salesmen” throughout an look on “Meet the Press” early final yr.
Tapper later requested Brief how different members of the Trump White Home not “charged with crimes” are reacting to the mug shot.
“I feel that in some instances it’s in all probability somewhat bit surreal for lots of people, it’s essential to have somewhat little bit of distance from it,” Brief stated.
“However I feel that there’s clearly numerous us who felt that the occasions of that day [Jan. 6] have been tragic and that what the president was asking the vp to do was antithetical to his oath. I feel there’s numerous others although, Jake, who really feel that they nonetheless wish to defend and transfer ahead along with his candidacy in 2024, I feel they need this to go away.”