He then accused the Democrats of using the Capitol uprising to divide the country and divert Americans from the Biden administration’s agenda.
“We have to move forward,” said Pence.
Pence’s relationship with Trump has been rocky since the uprising after the then-vice president resisted Trump’s public demands to overturn the 2020 election results.
Pence’s mention of January 6 was not the only time the former Vice President pointed out his differences with Trump on Thursday.
“Some people think we’re a little different,” said Pence, drawing laughter from the crowd. “But I think President Trump showed us what Republicans can achieve when our leaders stand on conservative principles and don’t give in.”
After touting the Trump administration’s moves on key issues of conversation such as immigration, trade, economics and electoral integrity, Pence slapped President Joe Biden for what he called “campaigning moderately” and then ruled as the “most liberal president since East Germany.” .
Since leaving office, Pence has worked with the Heritage Foundation and the Young America’s Foundation. He has now appeared in two major president swing states as he weighs an offer for the White House in 2024.