Former Vice President Mike Pence is expected to give his first public address in South Carolina since leaving the second-in-command post in January.
The Indiana Republican will keynote a dinner hosted by the Palmetto Family Council on April 29 in Columbia, South Carolina, according to Fox News.
While the one-time VP has remained quiet after the end of the Trump Administration, along with violent acts at the U.S. Capitol which he was a target of, his future aspirations remain strong in the GOP. Some consider him a likely 2024 Republican presidential contender.
Palmetto Family President Dave Wilson told Fox News that Pence will address roughly 450 to 600 ticketed guests at the group’s sponsored dinner, which will take place at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Wilson told Fox News that Pence’s “support of Christian conservative values was a major reason for us reaching out to him. Mike Pence represents a lot of what Christian conservative voters recognize as an impactful part of the Trump-Pence administration.”
The stop in the Palmetto state will likely hint at Pence’s short-term plans and highlight his accomplishments in Washington. As for now, he joined the Heritage Foundation, one of the oldest and most influential think tanks in the conservative movement, as a distinguished fellow – as well as joining the Young America’s Foundation, a leading conservative youth organization.
Pence will also likely be “very active” in helping fellow Republicans on the campaign trail during the 2022 midterm election cycle.