Former vice president Mike Pence told a group of Republican lawmakers that he maintains a close relationship with former president Trump, despite their public differences toward the end of the administration
“Mike Pence spoke very favorably about his relationship with President Trump,” GOP Rep. Jim Banks said. “I think they’ve maintained the same personal friendship they had for four years. I get the sense they talk often and hold each other in high regard .”
In meeting, Pence speaks highly of Trump, talks about how this moment is similar to 2009 and tells GOP members he plans to launch a group to defend Trump-Pence record. “He spoke very favorably about his relationship with President Trump,” Jim Banks told me https://t.co/AIDK2Wpkz6
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Mike Pence met with the Republican lawmakers in Virginia to discuss the future of the GOP. The group also discussed Pence’s visibility with the public and his desire to be more of a presence for the American people.
“Pence plans to publicly defend the pro-American policies of the Trump-Pence administration,” Banks revealed.
“The lawmakers discussed a similar situation the Republicans were in back in 2009 when a Democrat President took over with a Democrat House and Democrat Senate,” Banks said. “Biden’s $1.9 trillion covid relief bill looks a lot like the overreaching spending bill of 2009 that every House Republican voted against.”
“As Democrats continue to overreach, it’s likely the Republicans will have a 2010-like blowout midterm where we regain House majority. Pence senses the similarity between these moments.”
The jury was out whether Trump and Pence would ever have a relationship again. Pence’s favorable comments come after the duo split over the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.