Mike Pompeo, a former secretary of state, declared on Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2024.
The former member of the Trump administration’s cabinet made his decision public on Fox News’ “Special Report,” stating, “[w]e have prayerfully come to the conclusion we are not going to join the race in 2024.”
While we care a great deal about America and the problems I’ve been discussing over the past 18 months, and quite honestly for decades, this isn’t our time, he said.
He declared his intention to eventually back the Republican candidate. Former president Donald Trump, ex-U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, former governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson, and tech tycoon Vivek Ramaswamy are the only candidates who have formally announced their candidacies for the Republican nomination.
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina declared this week that he will set up a committee to consider a run for office.
According to polling statistics, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is frequently a distant second behind former President Donald Trump among the declared and potential contenders. No surveys had Pompeo in the lead or ahead of DeSantis in the race.