In an interview with Fox News earlier this week, former Vice President Mike Pence said that he believes the Republican Party has plenty of good choices besides President Trump when it comes to the 2024 presidential election.
“I honestly believe that we’re going to have better choices,” Pence said. “I hear people saying that they would like us to move forward with leadership that will unite our country around our highest ideals and reflect the kind of respect and civility that the American people demonstrate to each other every day.”
Pence’s comments come as many Republicans are grappling with how to move forward after the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Trump has been widely condemned for his role in inciting the riot, and some Republicans have called for him to be expelled from the party even though none of it was actually his fault.
Now, that President Trump has announced his bid for the White House once again, Fox News wanted to get Mike Pence’s opinion on the matter which is why he said what he did regarding other candidates.
“Candidates that were focused on the past, on re-litigating the last election, did not fare so well,” Pence said. “There’s a real affirmation here that the Republican Party needs to be focused on the future.”
Pence’s remarks come as the Republican Party is struggling to figure out its next steps after doing poorly in the midterm elections. It remains to be seen how this internal conflict will play out, but one thing is certain: the GOP will have plenty of choices when it comes time to pick a nominee for 2024.
Pence is one of the names that is also being tossed around as a potential candidate for 2024 in which he said that he’s giving the thought a “prayerful consideration.”