Former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceRepublican fight with MLB intensifies war over voting legislation further corrodes confidence in election Memo: Biden’s efforts on tax MORE on Wednesday, the creation of a new political advocacy group announced his final step to remain involved in the conservative movement as he plans his political future.
Pence launched Advancing American Freedom, which he said would defend conservative values while opposing the Biden administration̵
“Promoting American Freedom plans to build on the success of the past four years by promoting traditional conservative values and promoting the successful policies of the Trump administration,” Pence said in a statement. “Conservatives will not stand still as the radical left and the new government try to threaten America’s status as the largest nation in the world with their destructive policies.”
The nonprofit advocacy group will be advised by several former Trump administration officials and prominent leaders of the conservative movement. Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayEx-Trump official punished for violating Hatch Act Memo: The mystery of the post-Trump presidency Dozens of Trump appoint ‘burrow’ in Biden government MORE, Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE, Russ Vought, Seema Verma, Andrew WheelerAndrew Wheeler OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden proposes billions for electric vehicles, retrofitting buildings | EPA chief replaces Trump nominee on scientific advisory panels Kerry travels to UAE, India to discuss climate change EPA chief replaces Trump nominee on scientific advisory panels EPA asks court to overturn Trump rule that could prevent pollutant emission limits industries, Robert LighthizerBob LighthizerWhisky, workers and friends caught in trade dispute crossfire GOP senator warns quick vote on new NAFTA would be ‘huge mistake’ Pelosi doubts USMCA deal in 2019 MORE and David Bernhardt is among the former Trump officials on its advisory committee.
The group will advocate policies focusing on three areas: economics, foreign policy and “American freedoms” such as school choice and anti-abortion policy.
The launch of the lawyer group is Pence’s latest bid to remain a key player in conservative politics. Since leaving office, he has joined the Heritage Foundation as a prominent guest speaker, where he has a regular column and podcast, and he also joined former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) Young America’s Foundation as a scholar.
Pence is expected to speak later this month in South Carolina in his first speech since leaving office.
The Washington Examiner reported that the new group of lawyers comes with support from the past President TrumpDonald TrumpYelp creates tool to help support Asian companies Iran spy-linked ship attack at sea Biden exceeds expectations for vaccines – so far MORE, who has patched things up with Pence after attacking his former vice president for illegally refusing to undermine the certification of college election results on January 6th. Pence was the target of threats as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol that day, and he was taken away to a safe place when rebels entered the complex.
The former vice president is known to be interested in running for president in 2024, but the end of his term has raised questions about whether he would be embraced by Trump supporters. Other former Trump administration officials, such as former Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike Pompeo Upon Trump’s resignation, state confirms editorial freedom for Voice of America Biden’s policy change in Yemen courts environmental disaster Overnight Defense: Pentagon asks for third base to house migrant children | Pompeo apologizes to North Korea MORE and former UN Ambassador Nikki HaleyNikki Haley Haley smashes Biden’s ‘weak leadership’ regarding China’s top 5 Republican presidential candidates, and 2 on the way out Poll: 81 percent of Republican voters have a positive view of Trump MORE, likely also launch presidential bid.