Former Vice President Mike Pence has made an announcement, confirming a bombshell story reported by Breitbart News: Pence is joining the Heritage Foundation.
On the morning of February 4, Breitbart News revealed in a Twitter post that Mike Pence’s next step after leaving the White House is to join the Heritage Foundation.
“SCOOP: Former Vice President Mike Pence to join Heritage Foundation, sources confirm to Breitbart’s Matt Boyle. Story TK,” Breitbart tweeted.
SCOOP: Former Vice President Mike Pence to join Heritage Foundation, sources confirm to Breitbart’s Matt Boyle. Story TK
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 4, 2021
After the story was leaked, Mike Pence issued a press release confirming his decision to join the Heritage Foundation, noting that the organization had helped shape his “conservative philosophy.”
“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. The Heritage Foundation helped shape my conservative philosophy for decades and played a pivotal role advancing conservative policies throughout the Trump Administration,” Pence wrote.
“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,” he added.
The story was then confirmed by another press release from Heritage Foundation President Kay Cole James, who discussed Pence’s qualifications for the position at the conservative think tank.
“Over the course of the past four years, our team at Heritage has worked closely with members of the Trump administration on a host of policy accomplishments. That’s why I am excited Vice President Mike Pence will join forces with Heritage to ensure we continue to advance conservative principles and policy solutions. His allegiance to the Constitution and commitment to advancing a conservative policy agenda make him an outstanding fit for The Heritage Foundation,” James said.
“Mike Pence served with honor and excellence in his home state of Indiana as a congressman and as governor before becoming one of the most consequential vice presidents of our time. A man of faith, principle, and character, Vice President Pence is a heroic protector and defender the Constitution and the values that unite us as a nation. I am overjoyed that Heritage will continue to work alongside Vice President Pence as we have for the last 30 years. As much as we’ve accomplished in that time, especially over the last four years, there is so much more to be done. Knowing that Vice President Pence is still in the fight is an adrenaline shot for the entire conservative movement,” James added, celebrating the work achieved with cooperation between the Heritage Foundation and the Trump administration.
Pence May Not Be As Popular As He Thinks
Though Mike Pence was admired by the conservative base during his four years as vice president, he recently lost the respect of many Trump supporters when he failed to challenge the electoral votes of states with significant evidence of fraud and irregularities in their elections.
Many on the right felt that he had betrayed them in that moment. This has led to division in the Republican Party over support for Pence, which may make his potential candidacy for president in 2024 difficult.