Mike Pence Will Launch His Presidential Campaign Next Week
Former Vice President Mike Pence plans on kicking off his campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on June 7, 2023 in Des Moines, Iowa.
According to one source that got in touch with the Daily Caller, Pence will make the announcement with a speech and a campaign video. Pence’s launch speech will be followed by a campaign tour that spans all of Iowa’s 99 counties, per an NBC News report. NBC first reported on this development.
In entering the presidential contest, Pence would become the eighth candidate to throw his hat into the presidential ring. Pence was former President Donald Trump’s running mate in 2016 and 2020. On June 7, Pence is also expected to participate in a CNN Town Hall in Des Moines.
Pence was Trump’s vice president for four years but ended up leaving the position on bad terms with the 45th president after they had a major disagreement about the results of the 2020 presidential election, which they lost but which Trump believed was stolen. Pence subsequently refused to use his position as President of the Senate to sway Congress’s position on the certification of the vote on January 6, 2021. That day pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol to demonstrate against the certification.
Trump subsequently declared that Pence committed “political suicide” for refusing his request and has gone on record saying that that he would not select Pence to be his running mate, again, should he receive the GOP nomination again.
Pence is currently polling at 3.8% support for the nomination, per figures from RealClearPolitics. Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Nikki Haley are ahead of Pence in the polls.
Pence is a hybrid social conservative, neoconservative who is a fixture of the US political establishment. His campaign must go down in flames if we want America First populism to become a fixture of Republican Party politics.
All told, neocons must be purged from the GOP once and for all.