Former President Donald Trump virtually ruled out former Vice President Mike Pence as a running mate should he run in 2024.
“I don’t think the people would accept it,” Trump told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday night.
Trump loyalists who blame the 2020 presidential outcome on election fraud in several swing states are still angry with Pence for not overturning results of the 2020 Electoral College votes.
Pence, whom Trump called a “really fine person,” has said he had no such power to do so under the Constitution.
Trump believes lawmakers in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin would have awarded him the Electoral College votes needed to defeat President Joe Biden if Pence had sent back the ballots.
“Mike thought he was going to be a human conveyor belt, that no matter how fraudulent the votes, you have to send them up to the Old Crow [Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.],” Trump told the Examiner.
“But that turned out to be wrong. Because now, as you know, [lawmakers] are feverishly working to try and get it so that the vice president cannot do what Mike said he couldn’t do. Obviously, they were either lying, misrepresenting, or they didn’t know.
“I was disappointed in Mike,” Trump added. Continue reading at Newsmax.