Mike Pence Twice Refuses To Endorse Trump for 2024

Former Vice President Mike Pence recently spoke with CBS correspondent Caitlin Huey-Burns about the past and present political climates. Pence dodged the reporter’s question about whether he would support Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid twice.

Pence likewise avoided criticizing his predecessor, adding that “negative personal attacks have no place in public life.” He admitted that Trump’s presidency had ended on a sour note, but he remained proud of what they had accomplished during their four years in government. He cited economic progress, border security, and the nomination of three conservative Supreme Court justices. The former vice president contrasted these countless accomplishments with the Biden presidency’s numerous failures, including the deadly Afghanistan pullout, “runaway spending in Washington, DC,” and “a persistent assault on principles and liberties.”

Pence had little to say about Trump in the aftermath of the January 6 Capitol riot, while he supported House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) decision to release the video evidence. “I was there,” he stated, adding that the mistakes made during and leading up to that day might teach the American people crucial lessons.

Despite this, and even after the incident in which an angry throng may have carried the vice president to a makeshift gallows, Pence has continued to defy subpoenas requiring him to testify about his experience. He considers it “unprecedented” and “unconstitutional” to force a former vice president to testify against the president he served under, regardless of whether it is for a criminal inquiry.

When asked about the policies he may follow if he were to run for president, Pence said he and his wife were still praying about it. If he decides to run, he will adopt the same conservative message he did under Trump.




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