Donald Trump endorses Mike Pence’s brother despite rift with former VP

  • Donald Trump has endorsed Representative Greg Pence of Indiana – the brother of former Vice President Mike Pence.
  • Trump did not mention his former president in his endorsement statement.
  • Trump and his former vice president fell out publicly after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Indiana’s Congressional re-election campaign, despite a public falling out with his younger brother, former Vice President Mike Pence.

“Congressman Greg Pence is doing a great job representing the people of Indiana’s 6th congressional district,” Trump said. said in his approval Friday.

“A former first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, Greg continues to proudly serve our country in the United States House of Representatives,” Trump continued.

The endorsement continued, “Greg is working hard to reverse Joe Biden’s disastrous record of runaway inflation and restore the respect our country deserves from abroad. He’s strong at the border, protecting lives, defending the Second Amendment and supports our brave military and vets. Greg Pence has my full and complete endorsement!”

Trump did not mention the former vice president in the endorsement. There was a feud between him and young Pence following the Capitol Riot on January 6, 2021.

Pence, 62, said he hadn’t spoken to Trump since last summer, pointing to Jan. 6 as a “difficult” time.

Last month, Trump confirmed in an interview with the Washington Examiner that the couple hadn’t had a conversation “in a long time.”

He said he was “disappointed” with his former president, adding he was unlikely to choose Pence as his running mate if he ran again in 2024.

In the former president’s interview with broadcaster Piers Morgan, which aired Monday, Trump called Pence “dumb” and “weak.”

The rift between the pair began after the former president repeatedly pressured Pence to block certification of Joe Biden’s presidential victory, according to reports.

“I hope our great vice president pulls through for us,” Trump said in the days leading up to the Capitol riot. “He’s a great guy. Of course, if he doesn’t succeed, I won’t like him very much.”

Trump was reportedly furious at Pence’s refusal to follow his instructions. The Wall Street Journal, citing a source, reported that Trump told Pence he didn’t want to be his friend.

The former president continued to argue that Pence had the right to void the election but, in February this year, Pence rebuked him and challenged those claims. “President Trump is wrong,” he said at a conference in Florida, according to The Guardian.

Greg Pence, 65, has remained loyal to Trump. He voted to oppose the Pennsylvania Electoral College’s certified votes for Biden and against the creation of a House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack.

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