Updated Nov 16, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Pence says voters are "looking for new leadership"

Former Vice President Mike Pence visits the Fox News Channel studios in New York City on Wednesday. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images

Former Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview with AP Wednesday that voters are "looking for new leadership" after key Republican losses in the midterms.

Driving the news: Pence and his family will consider over the holidays "what our role might be in the days ahead," he said in the interview, one day after former President Trump launched his 2024 presidential campaign.

  • "I think we will have better choices in 2024," Pence said per AP. "I’m very confident that Republican primary voters will choose wisely."

Worth noting: CNN's Jake Tapper pressed Pence on this at a town hall Wednesday night, asking: "Would that be you?"

  • Pence replied, "I'll keep you posted."
  • He declined to answer whether he thinks Trump is fit to return to the presidency.

Meanwhile, Pence said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he's "closing the door" on testifying before the House Jan. 6 select committee investigating the U.S. Capitol riot — prompting the panel to issue a statement saying it's "disappointing that he is misrepresenting the nature of our investigation."

Editor's note: This article has been updated with former Vice President Mike Pence's remarks to AP and CNN, and with comment from the Jan. 6 select committee.

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