Pence clearly has an issue with Trump still.
Much has been said about who would be running in the Presidential primaries in 2024, with former Vice President Mike Pence’s name repeatedly making an appearance. Now, it seems Pence is adding credence to the claims he could be running by not expressly denying a potential bid.
Speaking in an interview on Fox Business’s “Mornings with Maria,” the former Vice President said, “at the right time,” he will consider how he “might participate in the process.”
When host Maria Bartiromo queried whether Pence wanted former President Donald Trump to make a bid for the Presidency in 2024 and if he would like to reenter leadership, Pence reiterated his stance, responding that “All of my focus right now is on 2022.”
He continued his reply, stating “I think we have a historic opportunity to reclaim majorities in the House and Senate, to elect great Republican governors around America and, in 2023, I’m confident the Republican Party will nominate a candidate who will be the next President of the United States of America and at the right time, my family and I will reflect and consider how we might participate in that process.”
Pence also emphasized that “strong Republican majorities” are necessary on Capitol Hill, considering the war in Europe and the Biden administration “seemingly intent on weakening our country” by moving the U.S. toward becoming “a European-style welfare state.”
Pence stressed his focus was on assisting Republicans to attain those majorities.
His remarks in the interview with Bartiromo reflect similar remarks he made in a Fox News interview in December, where he said his sole focus was 2022.
At the time, he also mentioned that in 2023, his family would do what they have always done, “We’ll reflect and pray and consider where we might next serve.”