Pence has remained largely in the background of the Trump presidency, often working behind the scenes on policy and other issues while Trump takes center stage. As Trump’s fortunes have waned, however, those in his orbit are being reexamined.
The line of succession would call for him to replace Donald Trump should he be removed from office. Many have feared what a Pence presidency would look like, given his actions as the Governor of Indiana against the LGBTQ community, women, and others.
Amongst the bad news for Trump last week was the indictment of Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. Manafort was found guilty last week on eight counts of financial crimes in his fraud trial.
It was Paul Manafort who chose Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s vice president, with the president reportedly preferring Chris Christie for the role.