Inside the bitter GOP ‘undercard’ rivalry between Mike Pence and Nikki Haley

Inside the bitter GOP ‘undercard’ rivalry between Mike Pence and Nikki Haley

[ad_1] “It’s like giving a shit about who wins the NIT tournament,” said Jeff Timmer, former executive director of the Michigan Republican Party and senior adviser to the Lincoln Project. “Everybody is watching the NCAA Tournament. To use a boxing metaphor, it’s like an undercard race that no one is even paying attention to. They’re … Read more

Secret Pence ruling breaks new ground for vice presidency

Secret Pence ruling breaks new ground for vice presidency

[ad_1] The vice president’s role as Senate president has become almost entirely ceremonial, with the occasional exception of casting tie-breaking votes and — every four years — presiding over the count of electoral votes after a presidential election. Vice presidents have long suggested they should enjoy the legal protections afforded to Congress, but Boasberg’s ruling … Read more

Judge says Pence must testify to Jan. 6 grand jury

Judge says Pence must testify to Jan. 6 grand jury

[ad_1] Pence has indicated he’s open to answering certain categories of questions related to Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election despite losing the race to Joe Biden. But he has argued that the vice president’s unusual role — both a top member of the executive branch and president of the Senate — entitles him … Read more

Trump, Pence urge judge to reject special counsel bid to obtain former VP’s testimony

Trump, Pence urge judge to reject special counsel bid to obtain former VP’s testimony

[ad_1] It’s one of the weightiest constitutional fights that Smith is likely to undertake, one that could shape the balance of power between all three branches of government in unpredictable ways. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Windom, one of Smith’s lead investigators, was seen entering the courtroom as well. It’s also an early test for Chief … Read more

Pence: If Trump is arrested, protests should be peaceful

Pence: If Trump is arrested, protests should be peaceful

[ad_1] “The violence that occurred on January 6, the violence that occurred in cities throughout this country in the summer of 2020, was a disgrace. The American people won’t tolerate it and those that engage in that kind of violence should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” he said. The former vice … Read more

Mike Pence Shows the World that Washington is a Bunch of Cheap Dates

Mike Pence Shows the World that Washington is a Bunch of Cheap Dates

[ad_1] Even more than the humor, this gathering of Washington worthies seemed smitten with the moral seriousness of his Trump criticisms. “His reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day, and I know that history will hold Donald Trump accountable,” Pence had said, before deploying his own January 6 steadfastness to … Read more

Pence on whether Trump should bow out if indicted: It’s up to him

Pence on whether Trump should bow out if indicted: It’s up to him

[ad_1] The pass from Pence comes as he ramps up criticism of his former boss on other matters. And it suggests that Trump’s major competitors in the 2024 GOP presidential primary will try to steer clear of his mounting legal problems. But Pence kept up the harsher criticism of Trump’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021, … Read more

Pence: Trump ‘endangered my family’ on Jan. 6

Pence: Trump ‘endangered my family’ on Jan. 6

[ad_1] In the days leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, Trump pressured Pence to overturn President Joe Biden’s election victory as he presided over the ceremonial certification of the results. Pence refused, and when rioters stormed the Capitol, some chanted that they wanted to “hang Mike Pence.” The House committee that investigated the attack said … Read more

DeSantis, Pence allies launching campaign to speed energy approvals

DeSantis, Pence allies launching campaign to speed energy approvals

[ad_1] The effort underscores the importance that Republicans and their corporate allies have placed on using their narrow House majority to fast-track energy projects — even as leading members of the party wage vocal fights on issues such as Chinese surveillance and investigations into Biden’s family. But to pass the Senate, they will need support … Read more

Koch network not sold on Pence, despite private entreaties

Koch network not sold on Pence, despite private entreaties

[ad_1] Art Pope, the former chair of Americans for Prosperity and a Raleigh, N.C.-based Republican donor, said that the decision by the group to endorse a Trump rival “was not intended to benefit one particular candidate at this time.” Instead, he said, the goal was “to find the best candidate, and more importantly, to be … Read more