(NationalUSNews.com) — Former Vice President Mike Pence is expected to announce his plan to run for president in 2024 soon, joining the ranks of other popular Republicans, including his former boss Donald Trump. Pence has been reluctant for months to comment about whether or not he’d be joining the 2024 race, but it was already clear that he wouldn’t be running as Trump’s VP again, given their falling out regarding the controversial 2020 election and its results. Pence notably refused to provide his support behind Trump’s efforts to contest the election results, which is likely why Trump and Pence aren’t cooperating when it comes to the upcoming 2024 election. Pence joining the race makes the Republican side of the election even more uncertain, as he’d be running against other well known Republican officials like Trump and Ron DeSantis.
Pence was making headlines earlier this year when he stated that he wouldn’t appeal a ruling that required him to testify before a grand jury, regarding the January 6th incident. Pence has been cooperative with authorities regarding the incident at the capitol, and has withheld any support for Donald Trump since they both left office following the conclusion of the 2020 election. Pence has notably remained silent about Donald Trump, but it seems as though the former Vice President isn’t too keen about the prospect of Trump’s potential re-election.
Pence is set to appear in a CNN town hall sometime in June, which will serve as an opportunity for him to discuss his intentions and policies he seeks to pass should he win office. While Pence lacks the widespread support that other candidates like Trump and DeSantis possess, he is a career politician who will likely gain followers from the moderate voters in both demographics. Whether or not Pence will gain traction in the coming months remains to be seen, but with Trump facing legal battles and DeSantis having his own negative interactions with the press, Pence could gain momentum and secure the Republican nomination for 2024.
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