GOP Rep. Banks: Pence has maintained ‘personal friendship’ with Trump since leaving office

Rumors of a severance between Mike Pence and Donald Trump apparently aren’t true.

The former vice president spoke fondly of Trump at a meeting this week with Republicans and has said that they keep in touch, the Washington Examiner reports.

Staying in touch

According to the Examiner, Pence met with Republicans from the Republican Study Committee on Tuesday at his office in Virginia, where they discussed the future of the GOP.

“He spoke very favorably about his relationship with President Trump,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), who was at the meeting, said. “I got the sense they speak often and maintain the same personal friendship and relationship now that they have for four years.”

Tensions were seen as having come to a head between Trump and Pence after a January riot at the Capitol, which saw Trump denounce his No. 2 as a coward for failing to press his election grievances.

Trump has remained the dominant figure in the party, despite a failed impeachment, and he has been meeting with Republican leaders at home in Palm Beach to discuss next steps.

He is expected to make a grand return in a major speech asserting control of the GOP at CPAC this weekend, where Pence will be absent.

“Republicans are united”

However, Banks said that all is well between the two men, and that Pence wants to be a team player in helping Trump and the GOP win going forward.

“He’ll be launching an organization defending the successful Trump-Pence record of the last four years,” Banks said, as the Examiner reported.

As members of the GOP fight over the party’s future — and Trump’s role in it — many on the left have tried to depict a party in disarray, but Pence had a more optimistic view, Banks said. The former VP sees the GOP as more united and ready to take back the majority from leftist “overreach” in two years.

“As far as he’s concerned — and as far as I think we’re concerned — Republicans are more unified than some are giving us credit for,” Banks remarked, according to the New York Post.

“The more Democrats overreach, the more likely we are going to have a 2010-type midterm to win back the majority,” the congressman added. “[Pence] sort of senses the similarity in that moment to this moment.”

Share on facebook
Share To Facebook

Welcome to our comments section. We want to hear from you!

Any comments with profanity, advocacy of violence, harassment, personally identifiable information or other violations will be removed. If you feel your comment has been removed in error please contact us!

143 Responses

  1. Verʏ nice post. I just stumbleeԁ upоn your blοg and wanted
    to mention that I’ve trhly loved surfing aroսnd yoսr blog рosts.
    In any case I’ll be subscribing on your rss feed and I am hoping you wrіte again very soon!

  2. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you, However I am going through
    problems with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I can’t join it.
    Is there anyone else getting identical RSS problems? Anyone
    who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  3. You Might Like
  4. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter
    stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly
    the same nearly a lot often inside case you
    shield this hike.

  5. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.
    I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more
    of your great post. Also, I have shared your web site
    in my social networks!

  6. Having гead this I thought it was really informative.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to ⲣut tһis information togetһer.
    I once agɑin find myself personally ѕpending a significant
    amount off timje both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

  7. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the pictures on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. 0mniartist asmr

  8. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is
    a really well written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful info.
    Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.

  9. I will immediately clutch your rss as I can not in finding your email subscription link or newsletter service.
    Do you’ve any? Kindly let me know in order that I may subscribe.

  10. I think this is among the most significant information for me.
    And i am glad reading your article. But should remark on few general things, The website style is perfect, the articles is really nice :
    D. Good job, cheers

  11. Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.I will ensure
    that I bookmark your blog and will come back very soon. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great posts,
    have a nice day!

  12. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to
    my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some
    experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward
    to your new updates.

  13. whoah this blog is wonderful i like studying your posts. Stay up the good work!
    You realize, lots of persons are looking around for this information, you
    can aid them greatly.

  14. I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this website.
    I am hoping to view the same high-grade blog
    posts by you in the future as well. In truth,
    your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my
    own blog now 😉

  15. Hello i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting
    anyplace, when i read this article i thought
    i could also create comment due to this brilliant piece of writing.

  16. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you
    been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is magnificent, as well as the content!

  17. You actually make it seem so easy along with your presentation but I to
    find this topic to be actually one thing that I think
    I might by no means understand. It sort of feels too
    complex and extremely broad for me. I’m having a look forward
    for your subsequent publish, I’ll try to get the cling of it!

  18. Everyone loves what you guys are up too. This sort of clever
    work and reporting! Keep up the fantastic works guys
    I’ve added you guys to my blogroll.

  19. It’s very effortless to find out any matter on web as compared to books, as I found this piece of
    writing at this web site.

  20. Hey! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog.
    Is it hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal
    but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to start.
    Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Appreciate it

  21. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time
    a comment is added I get several e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Bless you!

  22. I blog often and I genuinely appreciate your information. This great article
    has truly peaked my interest. I am going to take a note of your site and keep
    checking for new information about once a week.
    I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

  23. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account
    it. Look advanced to more added agreeable
    from you! By the way, how can we communicate?

  24. Thank you for any other informative website. Where else could I get that
    type of info written in such a perfect means? I have a challenge that
    I am just now operating on, and I have been at the glance
    out for such info.

  25. I am really enjoying the theme/design of your weblog.
    Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems?
    A number of my blog readers have complained about my site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera.

    Do you have any recommendations to help fix this issue?

  26. Hi there, You’ve done a great job. I will certainly digg it and personally suggest
    to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this website.

  27. Thank you for another informative site. Where else may just I am getting that kind of info
    written in such an ideal way? I have a mission that I am simply now running on, and I’ve been on the glance out for such info.

  28. Ahaa, its nice conversation about this piece of writing here at this
    website, I have read all that, so now me also commenting at
    this place.

  29. Excellent way of explaining, and good piece of writing to take information about
    my presentation focus, which i am going to convey in school.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts