Former Vice President Mike Pence has reportedly been mulling a presidential run in 2024, and he gave a rather interesting response to a question this week about t potential bid.
Pence was speaking at a Young Americans Foundation (YAF) event at the University of Virginia on Tuesday, during which he blasted President Joe Biden and his administration for deferring to the Democratic Party’s far-left “wokeism” while also taking student’s questions, Fox News reported.
“I was just wondering if you’re planning to run in 2024 for president,” one student queried.
Pence replied: “I’ll keep you posted.”
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Pence also addressed the recent uproar over transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, who took the women’s NCAA championship in the 500-yard freestyle race in March despite being biologically male.
It was a UVA swimmer, Emma Weyant, who came in second to Thomas.
“Emma Weyant won that race,” Pence said in response to a student who asked about the event before going on to ridicule Biden.
“I know that in his State of the Union address President Biden promised to stand for the God-given right of men to compete in women’s sports,” Pence said. “But common sense needs to reign and it will reign. And we need to defend the integrity of women’s sports in America for the benefit of women everywhere.”
The former vice president was also asked at one point what he would do or say if one of his children told him they were gay, with the audience applauding the question. “I would look them in the eye and tel them, ‘I love you,’” Pence responded.
Pence and former President Donald Trump had a major falling out following Jan. 6, 2021, when the vice president rebuffed Trump’s pleas to not count electoral votes from states he contested following the 2020 election. Pence has said he believes it was his constitutional duty to do so and that the founding document left him no leeway to do otherwise.
In the months after the two left office, reports suggested the pair had been working on repairing their relationship. But at some point last summer, those efforts appear to have stalled according to Pence, who said in late January he and Trump haven’t talked since then.
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