Former Vice President Mike Pence has continued to launch attacks at former President Donald Trump’s 2024 bid. Pence disrespected Trump in an interview with NBC News’ Ali Vitali where he said, “I’m confident we’ll have better choices than my old running mate.”
“I think the times call for different leadership. I’m confident we’ll have better choices than my old running mate,” the widely unpopular Pence added.
The former vice president suggested Trump is not civil or respectful enough to lead the country and claimed Americans “want to see us and our politics return to the kind of civility and respect that Americans show one another every day.”
He went on to say how he believes someone with dissimilar rhetoric and leadership style compared to Trump will win the Republican 2024 presidential primary. “I’m very confident that Republican primary voters are going to choose the right standard bearer for this moment in our nation’s history. Someone that can provide not only the policies in leadership but the style of leadership that will help bring our nation back,” Pence stated.
When asked if he would be running in 2024, Pence did not rule out his candidacy. “I think by the spring our family expects to have a very clear sense of our calling.”
Mike Pence has lost his mind. pic.twitter.com/EcZFUTCXeS
— Paul Aubert (@_paulaubert) February 26, 2023
The former vice president joined in with the leftwing media in attacking Trump following the Jan. 6 protests and has defended his certification of the 2020 election results. “The president’s words were reckless, and they endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol building. The president had decided to be a part of the problem. I was determined to be a part of the solution,” Pence told the Associated Press in November.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Feb. 16 revealed just how popular former President Trump currently is among Republican voters. Of the 1,465 Republican voters surveyed, 43 percent said they would support Trump in a primary. Pence’s popularity was dramatically lesser. Only 7 percent of the registered Republicans indicated they would support Pence over Trump or any other 2024 Republican candidate.