The U.S. Vice President has agreed to re-take the post if the incumbent president wins the upcoming election.
Michael Pence has officially agreed to run for a vice-presidential candidate from the ruling Republican Party. This was announced on Thursday, August 27,
He spoke Wednesday night at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, near the U.S. capitol as part of the Republican convention.
“With the credit of President Trump’s trust in me, with the support of our Republican Party and by the grace of the Almighty, I humbly accept your decision to nominate me to run for vice president of the United States and serve in this post,” Pence said.
He noted that his country was going through a time of testing and compared the current situation to the defense of Fort McHenry, where he gave his speech.
“In 2020, Americans will have too many challenges. But fortunately, we have a president with toughness, energy, and determination to support us in times of need,” Pence said. His speech was broadcast from the historic Fort McHenry, whose garrison, during the Anglo-American War of 1812-1815, successfully defended The Harbor of Baltimore from British navy attacks.
The Republican Party nominated Trump and Pence as their presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the November election on August 24. Trump will give formal agreement on Thursday to represent party members in the current election. That’s the end of the Republican convention.
The U.S. general election will be held on November 3. They will elect a president and vice president, all 435 members of the House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate, governors of 13 states and territories. Trump’s rival in the election will be Democrat Joseph Biden. His running mate is Kamala Harris, the Democrat-endorsed vice-presidential candidate.