Mike Pence, the former Vice President, said in an interview published over the weekend that he would soon announce whether or not he would run for president in 2020.
These remarks were made by Pence during an interview with Roberta Costa on the CBS News program “Face The Nation” on a recent Sunday.
He promised a decision by the end of June.
Pence said that anyone that is serious about winning the Republican primary would need to jump into the ring by June.
He said if his team has an announcement to make, it will be “well before late June.”
When asked if he was seriously considering a run for president, Pence said he was in Iowa “testing the waters,” a phrase often used by potential candidates to indicate that they are seriously considering a run.
Pence said he loves this country a lot and thinks the United States is in grave danger. He said what he hears people telling him is that the challenges that we are facing in this world that is that it’s becoming increasingly dangerous. He said there are challenges that we are facing in this economy, with inflation at a 40-year high and the crisis at the border.
Pence said that these issues the country is facing are going to require someone who has the ability to step in on day one and set the country back on a “path towards security and prosperity.”
In summation, he said his team is thinking “very deeply about that.”
Pence said afterward that he didn’t have any news to share with the press, as he indicated before, but he said he’d “like to express how grateful I am for the support we’ve received, and I assure you that you’ll be among the first to know when we have something to share.”