Mike Pence, former Vice President under President Donald Trump, has suspended his campaign for president.
The 2024 presidential longshot issued a statement about his fledgling bid to prevent his one-time boss from winning the Republican nomination.
Pence: I have decided to suspend my campaign for president, effective today pic.twitter.com/RGncQnqngh
— Acyn (@Acyn) October 28, 2023
“It’s become clear to me this is not my time,” he said.
It is unclear when it would be Mike Pence’s “time.” The former Ohio governor’s campaign has failed to gain any significant traction on the right. Instead, he has attempted to play spoiler to Donald Trump based on his narratives about the January 6 riots.
In June, Pence has filed the paperwork to launch his presidential campaign.
“In 2024, I believe Conservatives have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to renew the promise of America!,” Tweeted Saturday, in a thread of campaign-style messages.
“We can be a nation where everyone prospers, and everyone wins. We can have a government that is as good as our people. And we can be a nation where every American is free to live, to work, and to worship, according to the dictates of their faith and conscience!”
Pence’s most notable moment of the 2024 campaign came when he was mercilessly beaten down in an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
🚨 The most newsworthy moment of Pence’s campaign was a live on-stage Tucker beat-down masterclass, resulting in Mike saying America is “not my concern”
Israel & Ukraine we’re Pence’s only concern
Now he’s done politically FOREVER
A cautionary tale for America Last GOP
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 28, 2023
Mike Pence, 2024 presidential candidate — we hardly knew you.