Former Vice President Mike Pence is now being called upon to drop out of the 2024 race for the U.S. presidency following a recent four-word reply that he gave to an important question.
The incident occurred at Blaze Media's presidential forum that was held on Friday. There, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson conducted individual interviews with many of the Republican Party's top 2024 presidential nominees, including Pence.
The entire event can be watched here.
There were several tense exchanges between Carlson and Pence. And, one of the exchanges regarded the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
For those less familiar with Carlson, he does not believe that the United States ought to be supporting Ukraine in the war in the manner that it has been - particularly given the problems that America is facing at home. Pence, on the other hand, is in favor of America's continuing financial and military support of Ukraine.
Carlson, at one point, said to Pence: "You are distressed that the Ukrainians don’t have enough American tanks [when] every city in the United States has become much worse over the past three years."
Here, Pence let out a "yeah."
But, Carlson pressed on, saying:
Drive around, there’s not one city that’s gotten better in the United States, and it’s visible. Our economy has degraded, the suicide rate has jumped, public filth and disorder and crime have exponentially increased — and yet your concern is that the Ukrainians, a country most people can’t find on a map, who’ve received tens of billions of U.S. tax dollars, don’t have enough tanks.
With this in mind, Carlson told Pence that "a fair question to ask" is "Where’s the concern for the United States in that?"
Here is where Pence gave the four-word reply mentioned at the outset. Pence said, "That's not my concern."
"Tucker I've heard this routine from you before," Pence added. "That's not my concern."
Pence went on to promise, as president, to address America's problems.
But, it is in response to Pence's four-word reply that Jack Posobiec posted this Twitter message:
We all heard it. You don’t get to take it back That’s why your staffers are PANICKING. Drop out.
Pence claims that this is all "fake news." It appears that when Pence said, "That's not my concern," he was actually saying that sending tanks to Ukraine was not his concern. Pence's full response to Carlson's question can be found here. Judge for yourself.