Pence Hints at 2024 Presidential Run
Mike Pence, former Vice President, gave the strongest hint yet that Mike is considering running for president in 2024.
Pence was asked Wednesday night by Georgetown University whether he would vote to elect Donald Trump, if the former president were the Republican nominee in 24.
“Well, I might prefer somebody else,” replied Pence. He then smiled and shrugged, as the audience laughed and applauded.
“What I can say is that I have complete confidence in the Republican Party’s ability to find leadership. My focus has been on midterm elections for the past 20 days. After that, we will be thinking about the future, ours and that of the nations. I’ll keep everyone updated, OK?
Trump announced at a fundraiser last Wednesday that an announcement regarding his 2024 plans would be made “very soon.” He also indicated that he intends to run again for office and that his supporters will be “very pleased” with his decision.
Despite Trump and Pence enjoying a close relationship throughout their four-year tenure, things changed when Pence certified the Electoral College results just hours after protesters stormed Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Trump and his allies claimed that Joe Biden won 2020 elections due to voter fraud in swing states and demanded the electoral results be returned to states for investigation.
The Washington Post reported that Trump declared, “Mike committed suicide by refusing to vote for votes he knew were wrong,” Trump stated.
In February, the ex-vice president stated that President Trump was wrong. “I had no rights to reverse the election.”
During his Wednesday evening appearance before Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, Pence answered questions and spoke.
He has been on the road to support GOP candidates in the Nov. 8, midterms election and has also visited early 2024 primary states and caucus states (particularly South Carolina and Iowa).
Pence has so far emphasized the Republican Party’s overall vision moving forward, rather than focusing on Trump’s position.
Pence, speaking earlier Wednesday before The Heritage Foundation, warned conservatives not to go too far in favor of “unprincipled populism”.
“Conservatism is more than any single moment, any election, or any one person. It’s all about ideas,” Pence stated. “I believe it is essential that we create a vision for the future.