Former Vice President Mike Pence blasted President Joe Biden and his administration over the weekend.
Breitbart reports that, at one point, Pence referred to Biden as “the most liberal president since FDR.”
He’s right about that
Pence’s comments came during a speech that he gave at the Hillsborough County GOP’s annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner on Thursday.
“You know the governor said he didn’t come here to bash the current administration,” Pence said. “Well, I did. So, buckle up.”
Pence continue by calling attention to the “avalanche of big government liberal policies,” that Biden has pursued since becoming president. Pence said that he “never imagined” seeing such policies in his lifetime.
“In 2020, you remember Joe Biden was campaigning as a moderate when he campaigned, but he’s literally governed as the most liberal president since FDR,” Pence said.
The former vice president backed this up by noting that radical leftist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has said that, during his first 100 days as president, Biden has “exceeded progressives expectations.” “That’s saying a lot,” Pence said.
Many are suggesting that Pence, with speeches like this one, which took place in the early primary state of New Hampshire, may be lining himself up for a possible run at the U.S. presidency in 2024.
Pence, as would be expected, hasn’t really provided us with any insight about whether he is considering a 2024 run. But, in polls that have been taken in recent months, Pence, with one giant caveat, has been among the frontrunners to be the Republican Party’s 2024 candidate.
That giant caveat, of course, is former President Donald Trump. Trump, polls consistently indicate, is the heavy favorite to be the Republicans’ 2024 candidate, should he choose to run. It is only when Trump is removed from the 2024 lineup that the likes of Pence have a chance.
Trump has yet to indicate whether he will indeed run in 2024. Although, this past weekend, he went so far as to say that, in terms of his presidency, there will be a “next time.”
Another question that we don’t know the answer to is whether that “next time” would include Pence as his number two. Over the weekend, Trump said that it is “too soon to tell” if he would again choose Pence as his running mate.