According to Mediate, Former Vice President Mike Pence, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, displayed his wit in response to an aggressive heckler during a campaign event in Iowa. The heckler yelled, “Leave and get the f*** out of our country and get the f*** out of Iowa!” Pence, maintaining his composure, replied with humor, “Thank you. I’m going to put him down as a maybe,” which elicited laughter from the other attendees.
Pence’s presidential campaign has faced challenges, with polling indicating limited support. In Iowa, he has the backing of just 3.5% of potential caucus-goers, and nationally, he garners 5% of Republican support, according to RealClearPolitics.
Despite being a respected figure in the Republican Party during his tenure as vice president, Pence’s political fortunes have waned since he refused to comply with Donald Trump’s demands to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Pence has made his commitment to upholding the Constitution on January 6, 2021, a central theme of his campaign.
In the aftermath of the 2020 election, Pence firmly declared, “The Georgia election was not stolen, and I had no right to overturn the election on January 6.” This stance has put him at odds with Trump and his supporters.
Donald Trump currently enjoys a substantial lead in the Republican primary, with a 40-point advantage over his rivals. He has relentlessly criticized Pence for his position on the 2020 election and his standing in the polls. The dynamic between Pence and Trump remains a significant storyline in the 2024 Republican primary race.
Heckler: “Leave and get the fuck out of our country and get the fuck out of Iowa!”
2024 GOP candidate Mike Pence: “Thank you. I’m going to put him down as a maybe.” pic.twitter.com/lMTaeRSwjP
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