Mike Pence Distances Himself From Trump as He Enters Race for Republican Presidential Nomination

Tom Handy

Mike Pence and his wife KarenPhoto byTwitter

Another Republican throws his name into the presidential race. This time it’s former Vice President Mike Pence who worked with President Donald Trump who is also running.

The Republican field is getting crowded but studies show Donald Trump still holds a commanding lead.

Pence wants to run but not align himself directly with his former boss.

But Pence hopes nothing comes out of the investigation on Trump and the classified information found at the former president’s home in Mar-a-Lago.

He said:

“I hope the Department of Justice thinks better of it and resolves these issues without an indictment. I would just hope that there would be a way for them to move forward without the dramatic and drastic and divisive step of indicting a former president of the United States.”

But Pence did try to distance himself from Trump as he said:

“I believe that anyone who puts themselves over the Constitution should never be president of the United States. And anyone who asks someone else to put them over the Constitution should never be president of the United States again.”

Here is the ad that Pence posted on Wednesday as he made his announcement to run for president.

Pence doesn’t think Trump will be the Republican nominee. But he said if he is, he will support him or whoever the candidate is.

The other candidates running for President among Republicans include former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former New Jersey Governor Mike Christie, and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum.

Do you think Mike Pence has a chance to be the Republican nominee?

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