President Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence have made it very clear that they are no longer on the same page, and in a recent interview with the Washington Examiner Trump put all speculation away and officially announced Pence will not be his running mate in 2024.
In an exclusive interview with the Washington Examiner Trump was asked whether or not he would choose Pence as his running mate in 2024, to which Trump replied “I don’t think the people would accept it“.
The Washington Examiner would go on to report:
President Donald Trump is effectively ruling out tapping former Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate should he mount a third White House bid in 2024 and win the Republican nomination.
“I don’t think the people would accept it,” Trump told the Washington Examiner Tuesday evening during a wide-ranging telephone interview from Mar-a-Lago, his private social club and political headquarters in Palm Beach, Florida.
The former president cited friction stemming from the aftermath of the 2020 election, suggesting their differences are too stark to overcome. Trump claimed the contest was stolen and wanted Pence to overturn the results during the congressional certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Pence, who in his capacity as Senate president was presiding over the certification proceedings, refused, explaining the Constitution granted him no such authority.
Last month Mike Pence made the decision to put even more space between himself and President Donald Trump. While Speaking at the Reagan Library on January 6, 2022, the former vice president expressed his “proudness” for certifying the election for Biden.
Trump signals he’d pick a running mate other than Pence in 2024https://t.co/kFtDaXbOCj
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 16, 2022
Pence delivered his speech at the Reagan Library, where he addressed an audience of more than 800 people, according to a report by the Associated Press. In his remarks, Vice President Mike Pence indicated that he made the correct decision by certifying the election on January 6th.
The former Vice President went on to take a sly jab at Trump and others, stating that there are some members of the Republican Party who feel he should have reversed the election. He then went on to say that the Constitution gives no genuine power to reverse an election in front of a joint session of Congress, which was followed by a rebuttal from the other side.
Mike Pence, the former governor of Indiana, rose to national prominence when he was named as President Donald Trump’s vice presidential nominee. He was initially positively accepted by the majority of Republicans, but a significant majority of Trump supporters now see him as a traitor and “Judas” because of his conduct on January 6th, according to the New York Times.
To keep things in context, several senators and representatives had disputed the election before the Capitol riot happened; the joint legislative session was ready to embark on a 10-day audit of the election, but everything changed after the Capitol was taken over.
Senators and representatives didn’t use flamboyant language to fight the election; instead, they bowed their heads as if they were embarrassed. In his role as president of the Senate, Mike Pence continued the process of certifying the election by reading off documents in a robotic fashion until he ultimately struck the gavel to officially name Joe Biden as “president.”
Many folks were taken aback by what he did when he swung the gavel. A video that went viral shows him and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rubbing elbows shortly after he declared the election results as legitimate.
Take a look:
Joe Biden is certified the next President of the United States. Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Pelosi elbow bump. pic.twitter.com/jQlukXMU6T
— The Hill (@thehill) January 7, 2021
Trump needs a running mate who will stand up to Pelosi and not rub elbows with her.
This story syndicated with permission from anthony, Author at Trending Politics
Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.
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