Election 2024: Pence world poised for a showdown with Trump

August 21, 2023

Now, Pence is relishing the opportunity to draw a contrast with Trump according to two senior aides and two longtime friends and allies. Pence, who took part in high school National Forensics League speaking tournaments, has debated both Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Vice President Kamala Harris in two vice presidential debates. Now, Pence is relishing the opportunity to draw a contrast with Trump. McGough also asked Pence whether he’d pardon Trump, but Pence didn’t answer. (Pence has said talk of a pardon is “premature.”)“I don’t think Mike Pence is itching for a fight with anybody,” McGough, who has met Pence three times, said.