With less than three weeks until the midterm elections are over, growing amounts of attention are being directed toward the 2024 presidential election.
On the Democrats’ side, there’s a very real chance that Joe Biden will face a primary challenge. Multiple folks have come out and said Biden shouldn’t run again, but should instead step aside and let the younger generation begin to lead the Democrat Party.
On the GOP side, rumors of a Trump 2024 presidential run continue to swirl. However, there are other candidates who could throw their hat in the ring, like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
However, as America gets closer to the next presidential election, growing numbers of Republicans are expressing reservations about Trump running for office again, per Washington Examiner.
Pence on a 2024 Presidential Run
The former vice president is believed to have his own presidential ambitions. When last asked about whether or not he’ll run for the White House in 2024, Pence said this is a matter he’ll discuss and pray about with his family.
While speaking at the Georgetown Institute of Politics this week, the former vice president was asked about whether he’d vote for Trump if Trump ends up being the 2024 nominee of the Republican Party.
Pence responded by saying there may be another candidate he wants for the White House instead of the ex-president. This statement was met with considerable applause from the audience that came to hear Pence speak.
"If Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for president in 2024, will you vote for him?"
Mike Pence: "Well, there might be somebody else I prefer more." pic.twitter.com/nUEJ8mQIxO
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) October 20, 2022
Since Trump and Pence left the White House last January, there’s been notable friction between the pair. Much of this stems from the former president’s mistaken belief that Pence had the power to refuse certifying Electoral College votes from the 2020 presidential election.
The former vice president remains adamant that he never once had the authority to do this.
Similar Remarks From the Former House Speaker
Pence’s suggestion that Trump isn’t the candidate he wants for the 2024 presidential nomination isn’t an outlier.
Days ago, former House Speaker Paul Ryan expressed similar sentiments in an interview. Ryan declared by the time 2024 gets here, everyone will be able to clearly see Trump’s unelectability.
VIDEO: Former Speaker Paul Ryan says former President Donald Trump won’t be the Republican nominee in 2024, when the RNC gathers in Milwaukee: “We all know he’s much more likely to lose the White House than anybody else running for president on our side of the aisle.” pic.twitter.com/JCE2TsHu7A
— Jason Calvi (@JasonCalvi) October 14, 2022
Later, the former House Speaker stated the only reason for Trump’s current status within the GOP is the fear some Republicans have of being targeted by him. It is Ryan’s view that once this fear wanes with more people coming out against the former president, it’ll be game over for him.
Thus far, Trump has yet to directly respond to Pence or Ryan’s comments about him running in the 2024 presidential election.
What do you think about Mike Pence’s comments regarding Trump making a run for the 2024 presidential election? You’re more than welcome to share in the comments area who you’d like to see win the Republican nomination.
This article appeared in The Conservative Brief and has been published here with permission.