As Mike Pence faces increased backlash for his comments about sending more aid to Ukraine and how crumbling US cities are “not his concern,” it appears his Tucker Carlson interview could be the final nail in the coffin for his campaign.
Pence has suffered three setbacks as of late, and one of those issues is of grave concern.
Pence’s campaign has raised an unimpressive $3.9 million, of that $2.7 million comes from the Committed to America super PAC, The New York Times reported.
Pence has also failed to receive 40,000 individual donations, an important threshold due to the fact it’s the number of contributions you need to make the Republican primary debate stage.
For comparison’s sake, here are some rapid-fire numbers from the Times:
- Former President Donald Trump: Raised $35 million in the second quarter
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: Raised about $20 million in the second quarter
- Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley: Raised $7.7 million in the second quarter (between her and “her affiliated committees”)
- South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott: Raised $6.1 million in the second quarter
Now Pence faces backlash for his “that’s not my concern” comment from a Republican forum on Friday.
Whatever context Pence claims his comments regarding Ukraine were in, the damage is done.
Pence went viral after a video of a young girl pelting a man in the head with a pinpoint water balloon was peddled as if it was Pence.
Of course, it wasn’t Pence; it was a New York county official named Bruce Blakeman, but regardless, the video was synonymous with the growing disdain for the former VP.