Mike Pence grows more assertive amid possible 2024 Trump clash

Former Vice President Mike Pence is getting more assertive in making campaign-style events and appearances that seem to pit him against former President Donald Trump, finding a warm embrace from House Republicans along the way.


On Tuesday, Pence spoke at a National Republican Congressional Committee dinner for its “Young Guns” candidate program. And on Wednesday, Pence was welcomed on Capitol Hill by the Republican Study Committee, the largest conservative caucus in the House, which Pence chaired from 2005-2006.


The moves put lawmakers at the crux of tensions between Trump and his former deputy whom he pressured to unilaterally overturn the 2020 election, forecasting a GOP reckoning on Trump’s role in the party moving forward as both he and Pence eye 2024.