Mike Pence was planning on launching the early stages of a shadow campaign for President in 2024.
Those plans are now on hold.
And that’s because Mike Pence just got the one piece of news from a doctor that no one wants to hear.
Mike Pence just announced a deal to publish two books ahead of the 2024 election, which everyone took as a clear sign that he was planning to run for President.
Pence also planned to make his first public speech since leaving office in South Carolina, the state that usually decides the GOP Presidential nomination.
But Mike Pence is undergoing surgery to implant a pacemaker because he experiences a slow heartbeat.
“Over the past two weeks, former Vice President Pence experienced symptoms associated with a slow heart rate and, upon consultation with his doctors, underwent a procedure yesterday at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia, to implant a pacemaker,” a statement from Pence’s office announcing the medical procedure read.
Pence’s office announced that the doctors expected Pence to fully recover.
“The routine surgery was successful, and he is expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days,” the statement continued.
If Mike Pence runs for President in 2024 he will be among the top contenders for the GOP nomination.
The biggest problem Mike Pence will contend with is a lack of support from Donald Trump.
Trump recently named a slew of elected Republicans at the state and national level that Trump saw as future leaders of the party.
And Trump pointedly did not name Pence as part of that “deep bench” that he referred to as the next generation of GOP leaders.
If Donald Trump is hostile toward Mike Pence’s Presidential campaign, it is hard to see how it gets off the ground.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.