Former Vice President Mike Pence appeared to confirm rumors that he and former President Trump may still be at odds over the January 6th riot, declaring on Thursday night that Republicans must unite and “move forward” following the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
Though Pence claims he and former President Donald Trump “have spoken many times since we left office,” he added, “I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye-to-eye on that day, but I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years,” according to the Washington Times.
The remarks took place at the annual Hillsborough County Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.
Pence also said, “I will not allow Democrats or their allies in the media to use one tragic day to discredit the aspirations of millions of Americans, or allow Democrats or their allies in the media to distract our attention from a new administration intent on dividing our country to advance their radical agenda.
“My fellow Republicans, for our country, for our future, for our children and our grandchildren, we must move forward united. Let’s press on with a positive agenda,” Pence added.
Much of his focus was on defeating the Democrat voting rights bill currently in legislation. He emphasized voting reform must remain at the state level rather than decided in Washington.
“Election integrity is a national imperative, but a state responsibility,” Pence said.
Pence remains a powerful speaker who may have 2024 presidential aspirations. For now, he remains focused on uniting conservatives against Biden’s radical progressive agenda.