Pence opens presidential bid with denunciation of Trump over Jan. 6 insurrection and abortion

Mike Pence

The Associated Press

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) – Mike Pence has opened his presidential bid with an unusually forceful denunciation of former President Donald Trump over Jan. 6, Trump’s temperament and abortion.

Pence told an audience in a Des Moines, Iowa, suburb on Wednesday, “Anyone who puts themselves over the Constitution should never be president of the United States, and anyone who asks someone else to put them over the Constitution should never be president again.”

And he accused Trump of abandoning conservative principles, particularly on abortion.

Pence is the first vice president in modern history to challenge his former running mate. Trump leads the GOP 2024 presidential field in early polls.

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6/7/2023 3:45:06 PM (GMT -5:00)

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