Last Updated on October 20, 2022
Former President Donald Trump’s Vice President suggested he would not support Trump in a 2024 presidential run.
Mike Pence, speaking at a Georgetown University event Wednesday, was asked “if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for president in 2024, will you vote for him?”
“Well, there might be somebody else I’d prefer more,” Pence responded, after a long pause. The crowd responded with laughter.
Former Vice Pres. Mike Pence had this to say when asked if he would vote for Donald Trump in 2024, if his former boss is the Republican presidential nominee: "There might be somebody else I'd prefer more." https://t.co/9GFNbQmuZV pic.twitter.com/bPEfrIIRfa
— ABC News (@ABC) October 20, 2022
Pence’s weak response comes as rumors have arisen that the former Vice President is planning a 2024 run himself.
During the Trump administration, Pence was very loyal to Donald Trump up until the January 6th protests. Pence began to lash out against Trump in the wake of January 6th, criticizing any narrative that questioned the integrity of the 2020 election.
The former Vice President has also knocked Republicans who are not fully supportive of continued aid to Ukraine. Speaking at a Heritage Foundation event, Pence reassured his support for U.S. foreign aid to Ukraine after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the House will not issue a “free blank check” to the Ukrainian war effort.
“We must continue to provide Ukraine with the resources to defend themselves,” Pence proclaimed.
“We must continue to bring economic pressure of the most powerful economy in the world on Russia. And we must continue to provide the generosity, compassion, and prayers of the American people until Russia relents and until peace is restored.”
McCarthy made his anti-Ukraine comments Tuesday. The House Minority leader suggested the economy is a more important issue to Americans.
“I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine,” McCarthy told Punchbowl News. “I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine.”
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