Mike Pence, the ex-Vice President, expressed his opinion that the Republicans will not choose Donald Trump as their nominee for the Presidency in 2024. He made these comments during an interview with Fox News, stating that Trump was the only one capable of defeating Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. Pence further added that he believes his party will choose an appropriate candidate to lead the nation in the next election, who can strengthen America both domestically and internationally. He also acknowledged Trump’s popularity in polls but remains optimistic that the American people will make the correct decision.
In another interview, Mike Pence revealed that he has not yet made a final decision on whether he will run for President against his previous boss. However, he has been traveling around the country, presenting his vision for America’s future. During his speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual event, he cited Indiana as a model state for the country due to its strong Republican leadership, which transformed it from a swing state to a red one. Pence was the Governor of Indiana when Donald Trump chose him as his running mate in the 2016 election.
After their time together, Mike Pence has become a vocal critic of Donald Trump and his role in the January 6th, 2021 riots in DC. Pence condemned Trump’s actions as “reckless” and suggested that history would judge him harshly. During the riots, Trump asked Pence to prevent the certification of the election results in Congress. On the morning of the riots, Trump posted a tweet on his Twitter account, urging Pence to demonstrate courage and reject the results.
Special Counsel Jack Smith, who is examining Donald Trump’s response to the 2020 Presidential election, issued a subpoena to Mike Pence, requesting him to provide testimony against the former President. Trump’s lawyers contested the subpoena, and initially, Pence implied that he might not testify. However, in March, federal judge James E Boasberg dismissed arguments from both sides and ordered Pence to provide testimony as part of the ongoing investigation.