For months leading up to the 5-4 ruling, Mike Pence’s unequivocal public and private embrace of the impending Roe decision contrasted with Donald Trump’s private concerns about the political risks to Republicans if abortion rights were overturned in a midterm election year.
Why this matters: Pence is preparing to challenge Trump for the Republican nomination in 2024. Abortion is one of the key policy issues on which the former vice president has sought to define himself as more unabashedly conservative than the former president…
Another reason for Trump’s reluctance to praise the Supreme Court is because he’s still bitterly angry at the conservative justices for refusing to take up his challenges to President Biden’s 2020 election victory, according to a source with direct knowledge.
Trump feels he was let down when it mattered most by the three justices he appointed.