CNN Decides To Have Town Hall With Mike Pence

Mike Pence, a former vice president, will participate in a presidential town hall on CNN next month as the Republican considers entering the GOP primary.

The broadcast will take place from Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, June 7, at 9:00 p.m. ET. With a presidential town hall scheduled and Pence having stated last month that he will decide on running for president “well before late June,” the former vice president’s choice looks to be coming in the next two weeks. 

Republicans from Iowa who want to vote in the Iowa caucuses will make up the live audience and will ask questions of Pence in addition to the CNN anchor. On June 4, the cable news network will host a presidential town hall with Republican contender Nikki Haley. Jake Tapper will serve as the moderator. 

On May 10, CNN hosted a town hall with former President Donald Trump, for which the network came under fire. During the event, Trump and CNN moderator Kaitlan Collins argued about the 2020 election and the events of January 6. 

Pence’s relationship with Trump, with whom he fell out after the brawl in the Capitol on January 6, will undoubtedly come under scrutiny. Pence stated it was time for the Republican Party to “freshen up” and get over Trump in an interview with ABC in March.

Pence believes that the American people want high-level leadership that is focused on the problems that have an impact on their lives. Additionally, he believes people yearned for leadership that would uphold the noblest of ideals. 

Early Republican polls have Trump in the lead, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who declared his campaign on Wednesday. Pence and Haley are presently polling at about 5% each. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and IT entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy are two other announced Republican contenders with polling numbers below 5%.