Marion McKeone: Pence distances himself from Trump in quest for nomination

Mike Pence has finally condemned Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election results, but his statement may be more to do with his own tilt at the presidency than moral conviction

The former vice-president Mike Pence is widely expected to seek the Republican nomination in 2024. Picture: Getty

Four hundred days after a pro-Donald Trump mob smashed their way into the US Capitol Building chanting “Hang Mike Pence”, the former US vice-president has finally called out the former president for his repeated claims that Pence had the power to overturn the 2020 presidential election results but lacked the courage to do so.

It was Pence’s most forceful statement on an issue he has avoided addressing until now. “President Trump is wrong,” he said ...