The New York Times reports:
After four years of service bordering on subservience, the increasingly emboldened Mr. Pence is seeking to reintroduce himself to Republican voters ahead of a potential presidential bid by setting himself apart from what many in the G.O.P. see as the worst impulses of Mr. Trump. He’s among a small group in his party considering a run in 2024 no matter what Mr. Trump decides.
In a statement ahead of Mr. Pence’s visit to Georgia, Mr. Trump belittled his vice president through a spokesman.
“Mike Pence was set to lose a governor’s race in 2016 before he was plucked up and his political career was salvaged,” said Taylor Budowich, the spokesman. “Now, desperate to chase his lost relevance, Pence is parachuting into races, hoping someone is paying attention. The reality is, President Trump is already 82-3 with his endorsements, and there’s nothing stopping him from saving America in 2022 and beyond.”
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Pence will rally for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp tonight.
Pence has been targeting Trump over what many Repubs believe are the former prez’s worse impulses:
🥊1/6 (speeches hitting Trump by name)
🥊Charlottesville (Pence went to Heyer memorial)
🥊The ‘22 vengeance tour (today in Ga)
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) May 23, 2022