(PatriotWise.com) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said he believes Republicans will not select Donald Trump as their candidate for the White House in 2024. Pence spoke to Fox News, saying, “I think nobody could have defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 other than Donald Trump. But I think come 2024, our party will choose the right standard bearer to meet this moment, to strengthen America at home and abroad.” He acknowledged Trump’s commanding lead in polls but said there is still time and he trusts America to make the right choice.
In a separate interview, Pence said he has not decided whether he wants to run against his former boss but is close to making a decision. Despite not reaching a conclusion on his plans, the former Vice President has been touring the nation setting out his vision for a future America. At the annual gathering of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Pence stated that Indiana is a model for the country. He described how strong Republican leadership has turned Indiana from a swing state to a red one. Pence was Governor of The Hoosier State when Donald Trump chose him to be his running mate in 2016.
Since the end of their run together, Pence has turned against Donald Trump and heavily criticized him for his part in the DC riots of January 6th, 2021. He described Trump’s actions as “reckless” and said history would hold him accountable. The former President asked Mike Pence to block the certification of the election result in Congress. On his Twitter account on the morning of the riots, Trump called on Pence to show courage and refuse to sanction the result.
Special Counsel Jack Smith, who is investigating Trump’s reaction to the 2020 Presidential election, subpoenaed Pence to testify against the former President. Trump’s attorneys fought the subpoena and Pence initially hinted that he would not testify. In March, federal judge James E Boasberg rejected arguments by both parties and said Pence must give testimony in the long-running investigation.
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