Mike Pence in January 6 Capitol Riot

On Principles & Values: Will reflect and pray whether he's called to run in 2024

Former Vice President˙Mike Pence's visit to New Hampshire last week˙and stops in other high-profile early primary states are fueling speculation about a potential 2024 presidential run--and questions about whether he can win over the GOP voters he angered on Jan. 6.

In his most direct comments to date, Pence did not rule out a potential 2024 bid, even if Trump also entered the race, as the former president is increasingly hinting he'll do. "I can honestly tell you in 2023, my family and I will do what we have always done. We'll reflect, we'll pray and determine where we might best serve, and we'll go where we're called," Pence told a CNN reporter in Manchester NH.

A 2024 run will likely require Pence to figure out a way to address his time in the Trump administration, first as a loyalist and then as the target of extreme anger by the former president and his backers.˙ [Trump has] put out multiple statements chastising Pence for overseeing the certification of electoral votes on Jan. 6.˙

Source: The Hill e-zine on Jan. 6th Insurrection Dec 12, 2021

On Government Reform: Irregularities, but elections are governed at state level

[On the 2020 presidential election and its certification on January 6th]: "On January 6th, I said that I believe there were irregularities about which I was concerned, and I wanted them to have a fair hearing before the Congress," Pence says. "But from the founding of this nation forward, it's been well established that elections are to be governed at the state level and that the only role that Congress has is to open and count the electoral votes that are submitted by states across the country. No more no less than that."

"I know in my heart of hearts that on that day, we did our duty, under the Constitution... I don't know if President Trump and I will ever see eye to eye on that day. Or that many of our most ardent supporters will agree with my decision that day. But I know I did the right thing."

Source: Christian Broadcasting Network on Jan. 6th insurrection Dec 1, 2021

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