While it’s certainly no surprise that Donald Trump and Mike Pence won’t be running on the same ticket again in 2024, Pence is certainly now making some ripples of his own in the Republican Pond.
Trump is almost surely about to announce his 2024 run for the White House, just as soon as the 2022 midterms wrap up. With this knowledge in mind, it is rather obvious that several other prominent Republicans are beginning to position themselves on a path to the presidency as well.
And it appears as though Mike Pence might be one of them.
Former Vice President Mike Pence indicated Wednesday that he might not be inclined to vote for former President Donald Trump in 2024 should he launch another White House bid.
Then came the rather telling suggestion.
Asked by a student at Georgetown University if he would vote for Trump if he is the nominee in 2024, Pence replied, “There might be somebody else I prefer,” an apparent nod to his own presidential ambitions.
Speaking at the Georgetown Institute of Politics, Pence reiterated that he and former second lady Karen Pence will pray over the decision of whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination “in the coming months” before announcing a formal decision.
This isn’t the first time that Pence has made allusions about potentially running for the White House in 2024, but it certainly appears to be the most direct suggestion yet.