In a surprising twist to the 2024 Republican presidential primary, former Vice President Mike Pence has announced he is suspending his campaign, leaving the field wide open for former President Donald Trump.
Despite a crowded pool of contenders, Trump’s dominance in the polls has remained unchallenged, with Pence struggling to make a significant impact.
Pence’s decision to drop out was announced during his speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition Conference, where he stated, “It’s become clear to me it’s not my time. I have decided to suspend my campaign for president effective today.” He acknowledged the uphill battle he faced, but expressed no regrets about his decision.
The former vice president’s withdrawal has been met with cheers from Trump supporters, who are now eager to see if Pence will endorse Trump.
Speaking in Las Vegas on Saturday, Trump highlighted the number of endorsements he has received from other candidates who have exited the race, adding, “I don’t know about Mike Pence; he should endorse me. He should endorse me, you know why?
Because I had a great successful presidency, and he was the vice president. He should endorse me.”
Trump’s comments underscore the complex relationship between the two politicians. Despite serving as vice president under Trump,
Pence has faced criticism from both independents and MAGA Republicans, primarily due to his association with the Trump administration and his refusal to support Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.
As the 2024 race continues to unfold, all eyes are now on Pence and whether he will choose to endorse his former running mate, or if he will remain a wild card in this unpredictable political landscape.
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