Marc Short: Focus Must Be on 2022, Not Pence's Future VP Chances

It’s “foolish not to focus on 2022” rather than focusing on questions over whether former President Donald Trump would pick ex-Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate again in a potential 2024 reboot campaign, Pence’s former chief of staff Marc Short said Monday. 

“I think that the vice president said on several occasions that serving as vice president of the United States was one of the greatest honors of his life and I think looking back it’s remarkable what the two of them accomplished together,” Short said on Fox Business’ “Mornings With Maria.” 

But looking ahead, “we would be foolish not to focus on 2022,” said Short. “That’s our real opportunity to take back the House. That’s our real opportunity to continue to expand statehouses and governorships that will lay the predicate for 2024. I think taking our eye off the ball right now would be a mistake. We should be focused on the midterm elections.”

Short’s comments come after Trump told Fox News, in an interview after his speech Saturday night to the North Carolina GOP State Convention, that it is too soon to tell if he’ll pick Pence as his running mate in a potential 2024 election. 

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