Trump endorses GOP Rep. Greg Pence's reelection, despite rift with brother, former VP Mike Pence

Trump: "I don’t think the people would accept" former Vice President Mike Pence as the 2024 GOP vice presidential nominee

Updated: April 29, 2022 - 5:34pm

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Former President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed Indiana GOP Rep. Greg Pence's 2022 reelection bid, despite the rift with his brother, former Vice President Mike Pence.

"Congressman Greg Pence is doing a great job representing the people of Indiana’s 6th Congressional District," Trump said in a statement. "A former first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, Greg continues to proudly serve our country in the U.S. House of Representatives."

Trump has recently made a series of high-profile endorsements, as the midterm elections get into full swing with a slate of key primaries next week. About a week ago, he endorsed author J.D. Vance in the Ohio GOP primary on May 3 for an open Senate seat.

"Greg is working hard to reverse Joe Biden’s disastrous record of out-of-control inflation and restore the respect our country deserves from abroad," Trump also said in the Pence endorsement. "He is strong on the border, protects life, defends the Second Amendment, and supports our brave military and vets. Greg Pence has my complete and total endorsement!"

Last month, Trump signaled he would not run for president with Pence, the former governor of Indiana, on the ticket again.

"I don’t think the people would accept" former Vice President Mike Pence as the 2024 GOP vice presidential nominee.