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Pence is challenging Trump for the Republican presidential nomination


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Former US Vice President Mike Pence announced yesterday, Wednesday, that he will compete with former President Donald Trump, who previously worked under him faithfully, to win the Republican nomination to run for the presidential elections scheduled for 2024, and criticized the role of the former president in the attack on the Congressional Building in 2021.

In a speech in Iowa, where the race for the Republican nomination is set to begin, Pence delivered his harshest criticism yet of Trump’s role in the January 6, 2021 riots when Trump sought to overturn the 2020 election in which he lost to President Joe Biden. belonging to the Democratic Party.

“I believe that anyone who places themselves above the Constitution should not be president of the United States, and anyone who asks others to be above the Constitution should never be president of the United States again,” Pence said.

Pence joined a number of members of the Republican Party who announced their quest to compete for the party’s nomination to run in the electoral race.

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced his run on Tuesday, while North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announced his run on Wednesday, bringing the number of candidates to double digits.

It is very rare for a former vice president to run against a president who served during his term, and this has happened only a very few times in the history of the United States. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, Pence is trailing Trump by 44 points and his approval rating has not yet exceeded five percent.

GOP members and strategists said the growing number of candidates could pave the way for Trump’s victory, as this could lead to vote fragmentation among anti-Trump candidates, allowing the former president to win the nomination as he did in similar circumstances in 2016.