(PresidentialWire.com)- In the following days, as the former vice president puts himself in direct competition with his former confidant, Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s newly established animosity is expected to intensify.
To support different candidates in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary on August 2, both Trump and Pence are scheduled to perform concurrent campaign events in Arizona on Friday.
Kari Lake, a former TV presenter who consistently supports the assertion that the 2020 presidential election was rigged due to rampant voter fraud, is the Trump-endorsed candidate.
Then there is Karrin Taylor Robson, a former member of the Arizona Board of Regents who has Pence’s support as of this past Monday.
Karrin Taylor Robson is the only candidate for governor who will protect Arizona’s border and streets, give parents control over their children’s education, build outstanding schools, and uphold conservative principles, according to a statement released by Pence on July 18.
“I am happy to support Karin because she is the finest option for Arizona’s future,” Pence said.
Along with his endorsement, Pence stated that he would join her at her campaign appearances on Friday in Phoenix and southern Arizona.
The political gathering in favor of Lake, scheduled for the same day, will have Trump as the keynote speaker.
As the former vice president continues to distance himself from Trump amid rumors of a prospective 2024 run, this is not the first time Pence has publicly endorsed a midterm candidate who is up against a Trump selection.
In the Republican primary for governor of Georgia, Pence backed a candidate who also felt voter fraud influenced the 2020 presidential election outcome.
Trump backed former Senator David Perdue.
Mike Pence’s resolve to defeat Donald Trump wherever possible, even in the race for the White House, is evident.
The attack on January 6 caused a breakdown in the relationship between Trump and Pence. Trump frequently said Pence could have prevented Congress from recognizing the results of the 2020 election in his ceremonial capacity as Senate president.