Mike Pence stated that he is ‘confident’ that the GOP nominee will not be the ‘former president.’
I assumed Pence was delusional for thinking he could beat President Trump in the GOP primaries, but this is on another level.
Let’s take a look at the transcript provided by CBS News:
NANCY CORDES: — We’re talking about- we’re talking about Ramaswamy here. If you don’t mind, Mr. Vice President, he said that he would pardon, Mr. Trump. You were one of six candidates on the stage who said that you would support Mr. Trump, even if he is convicted of a felony. Why do you feel that way? Especially since you also said on the stage that you felt that he asked you to put him before the Constitution? Why should someone like that be President?
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: Well, look, I signed a pledge to be on that stage to say that I support the Republican nominee. I remain confident, more confident after Wednesday night, that the Republican nominee will not be the former president, that we’re going to give the American people a standard bearer for the GOP that’s going to be able to lead us to victory against Joe Biden and- and the radical left. But- so you know, I raised my hand just to say that I’ll- I’ll support the Republican nominee because Nancy, I could never support Joe Biden. I mean, Joe Biden’s policies had been disastrous. He and his family are under an ethical cloud themselves. And frankly, Joe Biden has trampled on the Constitution of the United States. He’s failed to faithfully execute our laws at the southern border of the United States, created the worst crisis in American history, and that student loan giveaway, where he was going to ask truck drivers to pay their taxes to pay off the student loans of graduate students was a- was essentially an unconstitutional power grab that I rejected. So I’ll support the Republican nominee and- and I’m going to continue to work my heart out to make sure that it’s me.
People on Twitter have not been happy with Pence’s response:
Geeze, could @Mike_Pence be even more out of touch than that?
— James Miller 🔭 (@James_NX74205) August 27, 2023
I am very confident, that it won’t be Mike Pence!!
— Geralynn M. Kohake (@geralynnk) August 27, 2023
I remain confident, more confident that Mike Pence is a garbage human being.
— Kent C 🌵 (@kcpa93) August 27, 2023
Let’s turn it over to Breitbart for more:
Pence said, “Well, look, I signed a pledge to be on that stage to say I would support the Republican nominee. I remain confident, more confident after Wednesday night, that Republican nominee will not be the former president.”
He continued, “We’re going to give the American people the standard bearer for the GOP that’s going to be able to lead us to victory against Joe Biden and the radical left. You know, I raised man hand just to say that I’ll support the Republican nominee because, Nancy, I could never support Joe Biden. I mean, Joe Biden’s policies have been disastrous. He and his family are under an ethical cloud themselves.”
I remain confident after Wednesday that Mike Pence won’t be president
— Frank Steger (@FrankSteger6) August 27, 2023
Pence and the other GOP candidates should have avoided the embarrassment and stepped down.
Who are they kidding?
President Trump is going to win the nominee.
The polls consistently show him 50%-70% for the GOP nominee.