Pence urges GOP to move past Trump, teases face-off against former boss
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are seen on a live broadcast of “Fox and Friends,” in the White House, Thursday, June 2, 2017, in Washington. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are seen on a live broadcast of “Fox and Friends,” in the White House, Thursday, June 2, 2017, in Washington. Photo: Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post Photo: Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Pence urges GOP to move past Trump, teases face-off against former boss 1 / 13 Back to Gallery
WASHINGTON — Vice President Pence has no love for President Trump but sees a moment of opportunity as he and Trump face off in another era.
Pence, like many in the GOP who want to defeat Trump but don’t want to go so far as to impeaching his administration, is touting the opportunity Trump gave them on the other side, a chance to show bipartisanship on the budget and on the environment in an attempt to overcome deep partisanship.
“Now with this budget, with the environment, with everything, it’s a chance for Republicans to show this is not just a party. We’re a governing party. And I really believe that in two years we may be a majority of the country and Democrats no longer have a reason to run against Republicans because it will be a different party. That’s a great opportunity for us to show that this is not just a party but a governing party.”
“In a similar vein, just on the other side on the budget, it was great for President Trump to allow Republicans to have a voice,” Pence said. “We fought to make sure that the spending on the military that he did was in a real bipartisan way as opposed to a partisan way. He did the same thing with the environmental protections. We fought for both in the House. I’m in the Senate