Mike Pence got up in public and admitted something that won’t make Trump happy
Mike Pence made the one move everyone was finally expecting.
But it came with a twist.
And Mike Pence got up in public and admitted something that won’t make Trump happy.
Former Vice President Pence made his first public speech in New Hampshire on Thursday night.
Pence speaking in the “First in the Nation” primary state made the worst kept secret in American politics official that Pence intends to run for President.
In his speech, Pence made sure to slam Joe Biden and the Democrats are left-wing radicals.
But the line that stuck out was Pence putting daylight between himself and the end of the Trump administration by calling January 6 a “dark day.”
"Tragedy in nations Capitol. Jan 6 was dark day in history of Capitol…Thanks to swift action of Capitol Police…That same day we reconvened Congress & did our duty…Trump & I spoken several times since left office. I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day"
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) June 4, 2021
That will not make Donald Trump happy, as in previous interviews, Trump has publicly rejected the idea that his supporters staged a “violent insurrection” on that day.
Other high profile conservatives such as Tucker Carlson also dispute the “insurrection” claim by Democrats and the media.
Mike Pence is making a different bet.
Some political observers contend Pence can no longer play the “loyal sidekick” role so he has to stake out new ground by straddling the Trump base and the establishment lane.
How much of this is just playing the hand you're dealt? Loyal sidekick bit no longer a tenable option, so lean into what's left.
— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) June 4, 2021
How Mike Pence plays these cards could determine the GOP’s 2024 Presidential nomination.