Pence speaks extremely of Trump in assembly and plans to launch a political group

Pence informed Trump that he can't block Biden's win

Rep. Jim Banks, an Indiana Republican who chairs the conservative Republican Study Committee, advised Source {that a} group of members met at Pence’s transition workplace within the Washington space on Tuesday afternoon, speaking about the way in which ahead for his or her occasion whereas additionally touting the accomplishments of the previous.

Pence harbored no sick will in the direction of Trump over the January 6 riot, the place pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol with many in search of Pence who was presiding over the congressional certification of Joe Biden’s victory. In reality, Trump’s actions forward of the riot “never came up,” Banks stated.

“He spoke very favorably about his relationship with President Trump,” Banks advised Source. “I got the sense they speak often and maintain the same personal friendship and relationship now that they have for four years.”

CNN reported Monday that Pence and Trump have spoken twice for the reason that inauguration final month, based on a educated supply who described their relationship as “amicable.”
Banks stated that he anticipated Pence — who declined an invitation to talk at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference assembly in Florida — to be extra seen within the months to return.

“He’ll be launching an organization defending the successful Trump-Pence record of the last four years,” Banks stated.

Pence, who as soon as chaired the Republican Study Committee when he was a member of the House, advised the lawmakers that the present political dynamic is akin to 2009, when Democrats managed each chambers of Congress and the White House.

“He talked about how in 2009, the new Democrat President, Democrat House, Democrat Senate — how similar that moment was to this moment,” Banks stated. “A massive spending deal Democrats pushed in 2009 that overreached, every single [House] Republican voted against in 2009. That sure looks like the $1.9 trillion bill that’s on the floor this week.”

Banks added: “The more Democrats overreach, the more likely we are going to have a 2010 type midterm to win back the majority. He sort of senses the similarity in that moment to this moment.”

Source’s Gloria Borger contributed to this report.

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