While former Vice President Mike Pence has yet to make any formal announcements of the sort, it seems rather apparent that he’s considering a serious run for the White House in 2024.
Of course, this is going to put him at severe odds with his former boss, Donald Trump, whose voter base is already miffed at Pence over the way that things went down on January 6th, 2021.
Pence is steaming ahead, however, and his latest attack on Trump is just about as low as it gets.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, who has hinted he’s gearing up for a 2024 run at the presidency, is likely to make his devout Christian faith a key component of his campaign. In comments he made at the annual Spring dinner of the Gridiron Club, it seems like he wants to set his Christian bonafides apart from Donald Trump early on, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
Pence’s comments about Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot received a lot of press. But he also took a swipe at Trump’s claims to be a Christian.
“I once invited President Trump to Bible study,” Pence said in his speech. “He really liked the passages about the smiting and perishing of thine enemies. As he put it, ‘Ya know, Mike, there’s some really good stuff in here.’”
Pence also referenced the recent classified documents scandal that’s enveloping Trump, saying it’s proof that he never reads his Bible.
“I read that some of those classified documents they found at Mar-a-Lago were actually stuck in the president’s Bible … which proves he had absolutely no idea they were there,” Pence said.
Pence has maintained a rather squeaky-clean demeanor over the years, making this sudden abrasiveness a sure sign that he sees a larger fight with Trump in his near future.