But a handful have floated the threat of impeachment, even amid warnings from their own ranks that they might not like Pence any more than Trump as commander-in-chief.
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Republicans may fantasize about a President Pence-about a world where they can pursue their aims without an FBI investigation, without wondering just when their dysfunction will plunge American politics into another round of farce-but the truth is that the die has been cast.
Pence has not commented on the political action committee, or PAC, and people are already swatting down speculation of a Pence presidential run in 2020 because Trump would be seeking a second term then.
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"You're the one person the president can not fire", wrote the senior editor at National Review in an open letter to Pence that appeared in the Los Angeles Times. His conversion to born-again Christianity, and the influence of Ronald Reagan, saw him shift to the Right of the political spectrum.
"From signing extreme abortion restrictions while governor of IN to issuing a tie-breaking vote IN the Senate to rescind a rule protecting health care for patients who rely on federal funding for family planning services, it's clear Pence poses a unsafe threat to American women and their rights", Amanda Allen, Senior State Legislative Counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights, tells Bustle.
Will anyone remain loyal to Donald Trump? As calls have intensified for impeachment proceedings or at the very least, increased investigations into his alleged collusion with Russian Federation in the 2016 elections, Pence has been seen as a dutiful, yet distant servant. But just how well do Pence's chances of assuming the presidency stack up, and how do they compare historically?
"Pence, at least, is a governor". Trump is an unstable and risky presence in the Oval Office, and the GOP put him there, defending his actions and enabling his worst instincts.
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"Apparently, Trump really thought firing Comey would quiet the Democrats down", he said.
While much remains to be seen about the future of the Trump administration, all eyes are now on Pence to see if or how he furthers his political ambitions.
"It's certainly undercut by these interludes of, 'No one ever told me". He spoke to the US Chamber of Commerce as well on Thursday in Washington. As VP, it was Mr. Pence who soothed the frayed nerves of allies in Europe and Asia, assuring them that the administration is committed to them, despite Mr. Trump's rhetoric against "free riding" partners. Given his prominence in an increasingly unpopular administration, says Joel K. Goldstein, a law professor at Saint Louis University and an expert on the vice presidency, "it is very possible that Pence's chances of being elected president may have been greater as a defeated vice presidential candidate than as a successful one".
"He wants to support the house and Senate members who are helping to pass the president's agenda", the PAC's director, Nick Ayers, said. Likewise, in a piece calling for the 25 Amendment option-removing Trump from office as too incapacitated to perform his duties-conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat argued this move would leave conservative governance in place, i.e., Republicans would still have Pence.
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But with Trump's White House increasingly embroiled in turmoil, and Pence repeatedly finding himself drawn into the storm, it is one he may not be positioned to play effectively.
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