Pence's political aspirations hang in the balance as his every move is now tied to Trump: report
As Trump continues to wreak havoc with his baseless legal battle in hopes of overturning the results of the election, Vice President Mike Pence's advisers are urging caution as they move forward. According to The New York Times, Pence's team has two issues they would like him to focus on: leading the coronavirus task force amid the raging pandemic and working with the Republican Party to help two Republican senators win the Georgia runoff so the party can remain in control of the Senate.
Although the Republican Party would much rather focus on securing the Senate, Trump's legal ploy has taken time, attention and resources from the party's key issue.
As the votes were tallied after Election Night, Pence appeared to offer a tacit endorsement of Trump's push to overturn the election. "As the votes continue to be counted, we're going to remain vigilant, as the president said," Mr. Pence told a crowd of supporters. "We're going to protect the integrity of the vote."
There have also been whispers about the possibility of Pence running for president in 2024. However, given recent reports about the possibility of Trump also entering the 2024 presidential race, a 2024 Trump run would also leave Pence hanging in the balance.