Ex-Vice President Mike Pence On Friday, he reiterated his conviction that the GOP would have “better choices than my old running mate” Donald Trump The 2024 presidential election.

“I think the times call for different leadership,” Pence told NBC News’ Ali VitaliIn yet another sign of his distancing himself from his boss, he said.

Voters told Pence They are eager to “get back to the policies of the Trump-Pence administration,” He said so.

However “the next thing I hear … is they want to see us and our politics return to the kind of civility and respect that Americans show one another every day,” He added that a reference was made to Trump’s distinctly uncivil discourse.

Trump He was inaugurated in November as his third consecutive presidential run.

He’s since been joined in the race by former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

Pence Yet to launch an official campaign

“We’re listening, we’re reflecting, we’re talking to firms,” Vitali told him. “By the spring, our family expects to have a very clear sense of our calling.”

There were tensions between the two of them Trump And Pence After the former refused to reverse the result of the 2020 election, anger set in Trump On Jan. 6, 2021 supporters stormed to the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to protest against government policies. Pence’s hanging.

Pence said he hasn’t talked to Trump lately.

The Justice Department is investigating the former veep and has issued a grand jury subpoena to him. Trump’s efforts to flip the election outcome.