Pence's Advancing American Freedom, which could serve as a springboard for his own presidential campaign, will aim to promote the Trump administration’s achievements and work as a counterpoint to the Biden agenda.
The new group is one of several launched in recent weeks by former aides of President
They include Trump's former senior policy adviser
In a statement, Trump lauded Miller and his group. The former president, whose administration was bombarded with lawsuits, said that conservatives “badly need to catch up” and “turn the tables” in court and that Miller's group would “fill this critical void.”
He also acknowledged Pence's group, telling The Washington Examiner, which first reported its launch, "Nice to see Mike highlighting some of our many achievements!”
Pence's group includes an unpaid advisory board made up of conservative leaders including the anti-abortion rights advocate
A Pence aide said the group, which is widely seen a part of the groundwork for a potential 2024 run, will focus on a broad range of issues, from school choice to energy independence to foreign affairs. It will likely target its initial efforts, including direct mail and media appearances, on the influx of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the
At the same time, Pence is expected to ramp up his public schedule, beginning with his first public speech in
Pence's status as a potential Trump heir was thrown into question when he refused to go along with Trump's unconstitutional efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in
Other groups dedicated to promoting Trump's agenda have also launched or are in the works.