“After careful consideration and prayer, I have decided to suspend my campaign for president,” he said later. Among other things, Pence said he had “no regrets” about his candidacy and that he already knew it would be an uphill battle.
Pence, along with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, is one of the main contenders to challenge former President Donald Trump for the official Republican presidential nomination in elections due late next year.
Pence, 64, was Donald Trump’s running mate from 2017 to 2021, who is also a candidate for the US presidential election. They were staunch allies during the coalition, but Pence angered Trump by confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. Trump did not accept his defeat.
After the attack on the Capitol building in Washington in early 2021, Pence took more Stay away from Trump. She said Trump had put her and her family in danger by encouraging the rioters who stormed the Capitol.
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