Pompeo on Possible 2024 Bid: ‘I’m Always up for a Good Fight’
Potential Republican 2024 candidates are largely waiting to see if Trump will run for the third time, after winning in 2016 and losing in 2020. Most Republicans believe Trump will win the nomination if he launches a third bid.
ormer Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
kept open the possibility of running for president in 2024 if former President Donald Trump
decides not to, saying late Wednesday, “I’m always up for a good fight.”
“I care deeply about America. You and I have been part of the conservative movement for an awfully long time now. I aim to keep at it,” Pompeo said during an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
“I’ll take that as a strong ‘maybe,’” host Sean Hannity responded, smiling. “I don’t know how to interpret that.”
“That’s perfect,” Pompeo said. He smiled as well as the segment concluded.
Pompeo, 57, served as the CIA director and secretary of state during the Trump administration. Before that, he was a U.S. representative for a Kansas district in the lower chamber.
Pompeo has also served as an officer in the U.S. Army.