In a recent interview with CBS News, former Vice President Mike Pence refused to say whether or not he supported former President Trump in his presidential campaign in 2024.
While Pence did not outright say whether or not he supported Trump when he was asked, he did note that in his opinion he believed “better choices” would be available. It is currently speculated that Pence is also considering placing his own bid for the White House in 2024. During the CBS interview, he did say that he would be deciding on whether or not to launch his own presidential campaign by spring.
CBS News Caitlin Huey-Burns also asked Pence about where he saw himself falling within the GOP field, as many Republicans are still “upset” with Pence’s refusal to agree to not certify the 2020 presidential election result after Trump repeatedly claimed without proof that the election had been “stolen” from him. Huey-Burns asked whether Pence believed that it was possible for those voters to change their minds.
In response, Pence said that he was confident in the American people, and he argued that in 2016, Donald Trump was the only candidate that could have defeated Hillary Clinton. He added that he believed the Republican voters would make a wise choice.
Pence’s remarks come only days after RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel suggested that Republican candidates would need to sign a pledge in support of the winner of the Republican nomination in order to appear on the primary debate stage.