Several 2024 Republican presidential candidates praised former Vice President Mike Pence after he introduced his exit from the race, whereas many conservative commentators had much less sort phrases.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis known as Pence a “principled man of faith.”
“Vice President Mike Pence is a principled man of faith who has worked tirelessly to advance the conservative cause. Casey and I appreciate Mike and Karen for their willingness to put themselves forward in this campaign and wish the Pence family well in their next steps,” DeSantis mentioned on X.
Vice President Mike Pence is a principled man of religion who has labored tirelessly to advance the conservative trigger. Casey and I recognize Mike and Karen for his or her willingness to place themselves ahead on this marketing campaign and want the Pence household properly of their subsequent steps.
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) October 28, 2023
Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley known as him a “good man of faith.”
“I want to first say just a special point to vice president Mike Pence. He has been a good man of faith. He has been a good man of service. He has fought for America, and he has fought for Israel, and we all owe him a debt of gratitude,” she mentioned on the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Summit.
Haley: I need to first say only a particular level to vice chairman Mike Pence. He has been a great man of religion. He has been a great man of service. He has fought for America, and he has fought for Israel, and all of us owe him a debt of gratitude. pic.twitter.com/xxnXSvaibH
— Acyn (@Acyn) October 28, 2023
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie mentioned he was “beyond grateful” for Pence.
“I am beyond grateful for everything Vice President @Mike_Pence has done for this country. He has consistently fought for American values from his time in Congress to his governorship and serving the American people as Vice President,” he posted on X.
“Mike Pence stood for the Constitution of the United States. He deserves our thanks as Americans for putting his oath of office and the Constitution of the United States before personal and political pressure. Thank you for your service,” Christie added.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp known as Pence “a man of character.”
“.@Mike_Pence is a man of character and has been a steadfast champion for all that makes our nation great in Congress, as governor, and as Vice President. While this campaign has come to an end, I know America still needs Mike and his servant leadership in the months and years to come,” he posted on X.
“@MartyKempGA, the girls, and I are proud to call Mike and @KarenPence friends, and we will be praying for the Pences as they begin their next chapter,” he added.
.@Mike_Pence is a person of character and has been a steadfast champion for all that makes our nation nice in Congress, as governor, and as Vice President. While this marketing campaign has come to an finish, I do know America nonetheless wants Mike and his servant management within the months and years to…
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) October 28, 2023
One Never Trumper speculated the place Pence supporters would go, or known as for others to comply with Pence’s result in cease Trump.
Former GOP Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown posted on X, “.@Mike_Pence has a heckuva resume and track record, and deserves credit for seeing the writing on the wall. For anyone not named Trump to have a chance, the field needs to start consolidating ASAP. Others who aren’t catching fire should follow Pence’s lead.”
.@Mike_Pence has a heckuva resume and observe file, and deserves credit score for seeing the writing on the wall. For anybody not named Trump to have an opportunity, the sphere wants to start out consolidating ASAP. Others who aren’t catching hearth ought to comply with Pence’s lead #nhpolitics pic.twitter.com/NfWBgapv1S
— Scott P. Brown (@SenScottBrown) October 28, 2023
Conservative determine Catturd quipped that if all of Pence’s supporters went to DeSantis, it could end in a one p.c enhance.
“If DeSantis can get all the Mike Pence supporters to support him – he could go from 8% to 9% in the polls. Just saying,” he posted.
If DeSantis can get all of the Mike Pence supporters to help him – he may go from 8% to 9% within the polls.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) October 28, 2023
Other conservative figures, significantly supporters of former President Donald Trump, reacted with approval or mocking.
Talk present host and former senior White House official Sebastian Gorka posted: “Another Judas fails.”
Another Judas fails.
Pence has suspended his marketing campaign for the Presidency. pic.twitter.com/awJgxeQ3aA
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) October 28, 2023
The Babylon Bee, a conservative parody information website, posted a narrative titled: “In Most Popular Move Of Presidential Campaign, Mike Pence Ends Presidential Campaign.”
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) October 28, 2023
Conservative lawyer and commentator Rogan O’Handley known as Pence a “backstabbing traitor”:
Mike Pence has suspended his Presidential marketing campaign Make no mistake – he has been banished without end from the America First motion for what he did on January sixth We all watched the 2020 election get stolen and Mike Pence mentioned he would combat again But as a substitute he backstabbed 74 million Americans who voted for him and President Trump Instead of upholding his oath to defend the Constitution and ship electoral school votes tainted by fraud again all the way down to state legislatures for additional evaluate, he fulfilled his position within the coup and helped the DC Uniparty set up an illegitimate tyrant Good riddance Mike Pence Hope the blood cash was price it you backstabbing traitor
🚨Mike Pence has suspended his Presidential marketing campaign
Make no mistake – he has been banished without end from the America First motion for what he did on January sixth
We all watched the 2020 election get stolen and Mike Pence mentioned he would combat again
But as a substitute he backstabbed 74…
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) October 28, 2023
President of Students for Trump Ryan Fournier posted, “Mike Pence just suspended his Presidential campaign. Only difference this time is he’s not going to be Vice President again,” with three laughing smiley faces.
Mike Pence simply suspended his Presidential marketing campaign.
Only distinction this time is he’s not going to be Vice President once more.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) October 28, 2023
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