Former Vice President Mike Pence insisted on Tuesday that his vision and that of former President Donald Trump for the future of the Republican Party were not fundamentally different and that the conservative movement was not “divided despite Trump’s frequent condemnations of his former No. 2 for not doing more to overturn the 2020 election results.
Pence’s remarks came during a question-and-answer session following a speech at the Young America’s Foundation National Student Conservative Conference in Washington, D.C., when he was asked what many have identified as an intraparty crack between him and Trump. Pence argued that he “couldn’t be more proud” of the Trump administration’s record and assessed, “I don’t know if our movement is that divided.
“I don’t know if the president and I disagree on any issues, but we may differ on direction,” Pence continued, referring to Trump. “I truly believe that elections are about the future and that it’s absolutely critical — at a time when so many Americans are hurting, so many families are struggling — that we don’t give in to the temptation to look back. But I think now is the time for us to come up with a bold, positive agenda to bring America back. And I will continue to carry this message throughout the country. »