(FreedomJournal.org)- After remaining mostly quiet for the last few weeks, former Vice President Mike Pence has finally revealed his post-White House Plans.
He will join the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation as a distinguished visiting fellow.
In that role, Pence with advice the experts at the organization on various issues. He’ll also give policy addresses at the organization, according to an announcement the Heritage Foundation released on Thursday. He’ll also write a column on a regular basis for their news outlet, known as the Daily Signal.
This week, Pence also started his transition office, which will be based in Indiana, where he once served as governor. The former vice president is expected to reveal further plans on his future in the weeks to come. He will, however, work to boost the efforts of Republicans seeking election or re-election to the Senate or House in the 2022 midterm elections.
There are also whispers that Pence will start a fundraising committee that will be related to certain policy decisions.
In a statement on Thursday, Pence said:
“The Heritage Foundation is a flagship of the conservative movement, and I am profoundly honored to join them as a distinguished visiting fellow to advance conservative policies that will benefit every American. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with the all-star team at Heritage as we continue to take the case for a strong national defense, free markets and traditional values to policymakers across the Nation and to every American who cherishes our Heritage of Freedom.”
In January, upon leaving the White House, Pence took a vacation to the U.S. Virgin Islands with Karen, his wife. After the couple attended the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20, they also went back to Indiana for a “welcome tour.”
Since then, the Pences have been living in Northern Virginia.
Many political pundits are expecting Pence to stage a run for president of his own in 2024. Before serving as vice president, Pence served as the governor of Indiana and as a member of the House of Representatives.
If Pence were to throw his name into the ring for the 2024 Republican primary, he may be in a unique position — running against his former boss, former President Donald Trump. That would certainly be a situation that this country hasn’t seen in quite some time.
Normally, presidents and vice presidents stick together as a political team through thick and thin — at least in modern times. While Pence was mostly seen as a loyalist to Trump throughout their administration, their relationship started to fracture toward the end.
That all came to a head leading up to the January 6 certification of the Electoral College results by Congress. Pence refused to act on Trump’s wishes for him to stop the certification, instead leading the joint session of Congress to certify the results that made Biden president.
Despite calls for Pence to lead a movement to remove Trump from office, the vice president refused to do so.