The greatest hint we've seen so far that former Vice President Mike Pence is considering a bid for president in 2024 came from him recently.
Pence was asked this question while speaking at an event hosted by Georgetown University on Wednesday night. The question centered on whether or not Pence would vote for Donald Trump if the latter were to become the Republican nominee in the year 2024.
Pence smiled and shrugged his shoulders before responding, "Well, there might be somebody else I'd prefer more." The audience members laughed and applauded as Pence made his statement.
I can assure you of one thing, and that is the fact that I have complete faith that the Republican Party will figure out its leadership situation. Up until now, and for the next 20 days, I will continue to focus solely on the midterm elections. However, after the dust settles, we will turn our attention to the future, both ours and that of the nation as a whole, and I will make sure to keep you updated.
Last week, while speaking at a fundraiser, Trump stated that an announcement regarding his plans for 2024 will be coming "very soon." He has given the impression that he intends to run for office once more, and he has stated that his followers will be extremely thrilled with his decision.
Things began to change on January 6, 2021, when the then-vice president certified the results of the Electoral College a few hours after protesters stormed the Capitol building. Prior to this event, Trump and Pence had enjoyed a strong relationship throughout the majority of their four years in office.
Trump and his backers believed that Joe Biden won the 2020 election owing to voting fraud in many swing states, and they wanted the election results to be returned to the states so that investigations could be conducted into the matter.
According to The Washington Post, Trump is quoted as saying that Mike committed political suicide by not accepting ballots that he knew to be incorrect.
Pence was not in agreement.
In February of this year, when in Florida, the former vice president remarked, President Trump is mistaken. I did not have the authority to invalidate the election.
During his appearance before Georgetown's Institute of Politics and Public Service on Wednesday evening, Pence gave a speech and responded to questions from the audience.
He has been touring the country to lend his support to Republican candidates who will be competing in the midterm elections on November 8. He has also been visiting early primary and caucus states, specifically South Carolina and Iowa.
Pence has, up to this point, emphasized the overall goal of the Republican Party going ahead rather than focusing on Trump's role in the party.
During his appearance to The Heritage Foundation earlier on Wednesday, Vice President Pence issued a stern warning to conservatives not to drift too far toward unprincipled populism.
"The conservative ideology is much more significant than any single event, election, or individual. It all comes down to ideas, Pence stated. I really believe that elucidating a vision for the road ahead is one of the most important things we can accomplish at this juncture.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Newsmax.