If former President Donald Trump wins the 2024 Republican nomination, it’s highly unlikely his running mate will be Mike Pence again, Politico reported on Friday.
Trump advisors told the outlet that Pence is not being floated as a potential VP pick because of his decision to preside over the 2020 electoral certification on January 6, instead of unlawfully overturning the results in Trump’s favor.
One Trump aide told Politico there is “zero” chance Pence would serve as Trump’s No. 2 again.
The Politico story confirms a Bloomberg report in March, in which Trump advisors urged the former president to drop Pence as a possible running mate and instead consider a Black or female vice presidential nominee.