Pence Giving ‘Prayerful Consideration’ to 2024 White Home Bid

Former Vice President Mike Pence revealed Monday night that he’s prayerfully contemplating whether or not or to not run for president within the 2024 election.

“We’re giving it consideration in our home. Prayerful consideration,” Pence stated in an prolonged interview on ABC’s “World Information Tonight” with host David Muir.

The previous vice chairman’s remarks aired only a day forward of former President Donald Trump’s a lot touted Tuesday night announcement, by which many count on he’ll lastly formally say that he’s operating for re-election.

Requested if Trump ought to run for reelection, Pence responded: “[T]hat’s as much as the American individuals. However I believe we’ll have higher selections sooner or later.”

“For me and my household,” he added, “we’ll be reflecting about what our position is in that.”

Throughout the identical interview, Pence additionally weighed in on the occasions that passed off in the course of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, describing the primary dialog he had with Trump after the riot passed off. Pence had been overseeing Congress’ certification of the 2020 Electoral School outcomes when the group started pushing into the Capitol.

Images of the Pence household taken shortly after the rioters breached the Capitol present Karen Pence, the previous vice chairman’s spouse, closing the curtains to the home windows of the vice chairman’s ceremonial workplace close to the Senate ground, reportedly fearing that rioters would see them inside, in accordance with ABC Information.

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“You stroll down that slim hallway you recognize nicely from the vice chairman’s workplace to the Oval [Office] to the small eating room … . And what does the president say to you?” Muir requested the previous vice chairman about their first dialog, 5 days after the riot.

“Effectively, he instantly requested about Karen and Charlotte,” Pence responded, referencing his daughter Charlotte Pence Bond. “He stated that—he had simply discovered that they had been on the Capitol that day.”

“5 days later?” Muir requested.

“I instructed him we had been … effective,” Pence responded. “After which he requested, ‘Had been you scared?’ I stated, ‘No, I used to be offended.’ We had our variations, and I instructed him that seeing these individuals ransacking the Capitol infuriated me. And I sensed real regret by the president.”

Pence additionally stated that he thought Trump was “genuinely saddened by what had occurred,” including, “Effectively, at … one level I believe he merely stated, together with his voice far more faint than it had ever been, he stated, ‘What if we hadn’t had the rally?’ He stated, ‘It’s so, it’s so dangerous to finish like this.’”

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