“Republicans who are reflexively defending the self-inflicted wounds of this president have no need for him with Mike Pence in the wings,” Erick Erickson wrote on Wednesday on his conservative blog, The Resurgent.
Mr. Pence takes umbrage at the very mention of the idea, according to people who have heard him speak about it. And Republican lawmakers are eager to tamp down on any discussion of it, particularly after Mr. Rosenstein on Wednesday named a special counsel to lead the investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow to influence the election.
Still, the vice president may have fed speculation when he filed paperwork this week for a political action committee, an unusual move for a vice president.
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