Mike Pence Makes Official Announcement on Presidential Run
Mike Pence has announced the launch of his 2024 presidential campaign through a campaign video released on Wednesday morning. This comes just days after he filed his official candidacy, and he previously served as Indiana’s governor and representative in the House of Representatives.
“President Joe Biden and the radical left have weakened America at home and abroad,” Pence said in the video. “We can turn this country around. But different times call for different leadership.”
“I have long believed to whom much is given much will be required. My family and I have been blessed beyond measure with opportunities to serve this nation and it would be easy to stay on the sidelines. But that’s not how I was raised. That’s why today, before God and my family, I’m announcing I’m running for president of the United States,” he added.
In the video, Pence talked about various plans to improve the country, including securing the southern border, boosting the economy, balancing the budget, and creating new opportunities. He expressed his belief that the country is capable of achieving greatness once again. Additionally, he mentioned that during his tenure as governor of Indiana, he implemented a tax cut, lowered individual income tax rates, business personal property tax, and corporate income tax. He also signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and later amended it due to corporate pressure.
I believe in the American people, and I have faith God is not done with America yet. Together, we can bring this Country back, and the best days for the Greatest Nation on Earth are yet to come! 🇺🇸 #Pence2024 pic.twitter.com/A8EkqgCDAm
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) June 7, 2023
Pence was the chair of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and certified the results of the 2020 presidential election despite Trump’s request for him not to. He is the first ex-vice president to run in the modern era against the president he served with.
“I think we’ll have better choices,” Pence said recently of Trump’s effort to win the 2024 nomination. “The American people want us to return to the policies of the Trump-Pence administration, but I think they want to see leadership that reflects more of the character of the American people.”
Later today, Pence will speak to supporters in Des Moines, Iowa, which is a significant state for the GOP primary. He will be joining several other GOP hopefuls, such as former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy.