Ron DeSantis was thought to be the only real contender to Donald Trump for the 2024 GOP nomination. The more voters get to learn about the Florida Governor, the less they seem to like him.
And DeSantis' lack of popularity might open the door for a different Republican candidate if Trump's legal problems prevent him from running for President. Still, none of the candidates (outside of Asa Hutchinson) seem willing to discuss the gravity of the charges levied against Trump.
Mike Pence, whose poll numbers are dismal for a former Vice President, was set to appear on Sean Hannity's show last night. According to MSNBC, the former VP canceled at the last minute so he didn't have to talk about his former boss's issues.
A source revealed, "Pence’s team canceled the interview at 8:30 PM because they did not want to answer questions about the indictment. He was scheduled to talk about his presidential run. We said we couldn’t not ask about the indictment — it was not a mutual decision to cancel."
Pence was more willing to discuss the matter on Hugh Hewtitt's show on Friday. He told the radio host:
"Well, I think it’s important to know that we don’t know the facts in this case, no one does. … My only hope is, as we learn about the facts of this indictment next week, that the American people will see that in this case it would meet a high standard necessary to justify the unprecedented federal indictment of a former president of the United States by the current president of the United States Justice Department, and by a potential rival."