At the recent GOP candidate summit hosted by Blaze, Tucker Carlson sat down with several Republican presidential candidates such as Mike Pence, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, Ron DeSantis, and more.

One of the worst performers of the night was former Vice President Mike Pence.

Throughout his appearance on stage, Pence made several blunders and at one point he was even laughed at by Tucker Carlson for being reluctant to dump voter machines and instead replace them with paper ballots.

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At another point Pence embarrassed himself again when he stated America’s problems were “not his concern.”

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Here’s what The Hill reported:

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday elicited boos at a major Iowa conservative gathering as he made the case for strong U.S. support for Ukraine.

Pence sat down with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson for an event hosted by the Family Leader, and the two men clashed over the former vice president’s staunch support for U.S. assistance for Ukraine in its war against invading Russian forces.

“I believe that it is in the interests of the United States of America to continue to give the Ukrainian military the resources they need to repel the Russian invasion and restore their sovereignty,” Pence said, drawing some boos from those in attendance in Des Moines.

“You are distressed the Ukrainians don’t have enough American tanks. Every city in the United States has become much worse in the last three years…. Where’s the concern for the United States in that?” Tucker asked to cheers.

Pence dismissed Carlson’s “routine” as a false equivalence.

“Anybody that says that we can’t be the leader of the free world and solve our problems at home has a pretty small view of the greatest nation on earth,” he said. “We can do both.”

Here’s what ABC News reported:

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson clashed with 2024 Republican candidates like former Vice President Mike Pence at The Family Leadership Summit in Iowa on Friday, with some candidates expressing frustration that Carlson didn’t focus the “fireside chats” on family issues which unite the crowd of evangelical Midwesterners, but instead, on topics like Ukraine and the 2020 election.

“I regret that we didn’t have very much time during my time on stage talking about the progress for life or issues in the family,” Pence told reporters after a tense encounter with the former Fox News host.


Asked by ABC News Correspondent Mary Alice Parks if Pence was surprised that he had to spend a majority of the discussion defending Ukraine, Pence said, “I’m really never surprised by Tucker Carlson.”

Carlson, who has advocated for ending aid to the war-torn country, grilled Pence on his support for defense spending in Ukraine. At one point, the former vice president was booed when he tried to explain his reasoning.

“I believe that it is in the interest of the United States of America, to continue to give the Ukrainian military the resources that they need to repel the Russian invasion and restore their sovereignty,” Pence said, to some disapproving audience members.


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