Former Vice President Mike Pence met with a group of House Republicans this week to discuss the party’s political agenda.
Pence met with members of the Republican Study Committee on Tuesday, which he served as chairman from 2005 to 2007 during his time in the House of Representatives.
Pictures posted to Social media of the committee House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-Ia.), Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) And Rep. Pence featured with Kat Cammack (R-Fla.). With others also.
The group met at Pence’s new Virginia office.
Speaking to reporters after a nearly two-hour meeting, Banks said Pence told the group that he had a strong relationship with former President Trump.
Banks said the former VP gave him the understanding that there was the same synergy between the two people as they did before the 2020 presidential election.
“Mike Pence is a politician, he is an optimist and he is a unified. That is what makes him unique and our moment and this is why I think he will be a powerful moment in the future,” said the jurist of Indiana , Arguing that the former vice president would play a role in integrating the GOP.
According to Bains, Pence told the group that he would launch his own political organization to promote the Trump agenda.
“He will begin his efforts in the near future and his effort will be related to defending the Trump-Pence record, in which he played a big part and House Republicans played a big part,” Banks said.
“As far as he is concerned – and as far as I think we are concerned – Republicans are more united than anything, giving us credit for it,” he continued, on recent media coverage of the political divide in the party Ignored.
Pence’s relationship with Trump in the two months following the November election, with issues coming to a head during the Capitol riots on 6 January.
Electoral College went 306–232 for Biden, but Trump alleged widespread fraud broke the results in swing states.
Courts rejected those claims, and Trump refused to refuse, although after the riots, he resolved to “peaceful transition to power.”
For his part, Pence faced considerable pushback from Trump in his capacity as Senate President to challenge some swing-state electoral votes in order to contest the election in his favor.
Even when the riots broke out, Trump took to Twitter to complain that he “did not dare to do what should have been done to protect our country and our Constitution.”
The entire incident brought their relationship to a head, with Pence reportedly furious over the then president’s behavior.
Despite this, Pence had nothing for his former boss after President Biden was sworn in.
Asked by CNN about the fatal capitol siege and its impact on Trump and Pence’s ties, Banks said the former president’s actions “never came up” ahead of the riot during Tuesday’s meeting.
Banks said to provide some insight into Pence’s thinking politically, the former vice president compared the current political dynamic to 2009, when Democrats took over the White House, Senate and House.
“He said how in 2009, the new Democrat president, the Democrat House, the Democrat Senate – how similar this moment was,” Banks said.
“Massive Democrats outpaced each in 2009 [House] Republicans voted against it in 2009. This ensures what looks like a $ 1.9 trillion bill that is on the floor this week. “
“The more Democrats overreach, the more likely we are to go to the 2010 type of midterm to win back the majority,” Banks said.[Pence] The likeness of that moment is similar to that moment. “
Pence Tweeted In Tuesday’s meeting, “As the former president of the RSC, I want to continue the fight for the conservative ideals that have made America great.”