Former US Vice President Mike Pence declined to attend an event that will feature former President Donald Trump’s first public appearance after his presidential term expires. On Sunday, February 21, Fox News reports.
According to the channel, Pence declined to give a speech, rejecting a request from the organizers of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Earlier that day, it became known that former US President Donald Trump will make his first public appearance after leaving the post of head of state. On February 28, he will deliver a speech to attendees at the Orlando Conservative Political Action Conference. Trump is reported to be talking “about the future of the Republican Party and the Conservative movement.”
On February 15, it was reported that Trump plans to resume his participation in the political life of the country and start communicating with reporters again.
A few days earlier, CNN reported that Trump had never recovered relations with Pence, which deteriorated sharply after the storming of the Capitol on January 6. The media noted that Trump and Pence did not speak for several days after the procedure for approving the results of the presidential election in the US Congress. The former head of the White House was disappointed that Pence did not try to challenge the vote.
On February 13, the U.S. Senate acquitted Trump through impeachment proceedings. 57 senators voted for acquittal, 43 voted in favor of condemning him. Thus, the impeachment initiative did not receive the required two-thirds of the votes.