Republicans consider Mike Pence the ‘Antichrist’ who has been ‘shunned’ from the MAGA movement and don’t believe he will make it onto the 2024 ticket, report claims
Former Vice President Mike Pence is hitting the speaking circuit once again less than a year after leaving office, but his reception has been lukewarm at best — and furious at worst.
‘There are some Trump supporters who think he’s the Antichrist,’ an Iowa GOP official told Politico after Pence’s first trip to the state since the election.
A recent Conservative Political Action Conference poll showed the ex-VP with just 1 percent of support for a possible 2024 run.
At a June Faith and Freedom Coalition event in Florida, Pence was heckled and called a ‘traitor’ by crowds who were furious he didn’t stop the certification of the presidential election on January 6.
The 62-year-old former Indiana governor defended his actions in late June, claiming at an event in California that ‘The Constitution provides the vice president with no such authority before the joint session of Congress.’
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon said supporters of the ex-president ‘understand Pence betrayed them’ and so he’s now ‘being shunned and erased from the MAGA movement’ as a result.
A nationwide survey conducted by Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio showed Pence more favorably with 15 percent in a poll that does not include another Donald Trump campaign.
He would fall second behind Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who polled at 39 percent without a Trump 2024 bid.