Weld: 'We would be much better off with a President Mike Pence'

Weld: 'We would be much better off with a President Mike Pence'
© Getty Images

Former Massachusetts Gov. William WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' Trump primary challenger Bill Weld responds to rally chants: 'We are in a fight for the soul of the GOP' Poll: Trump trails Biden and Sanders, beats Buttigieg, Harris, and Warren MORE (R), who is challenging President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE in the 2020 Republican presidential primary, says the country would be better off if Trump resigned immediately. 

“If he had the self-awareness that Richard Nixon had, sense of shame is too strong a word, but self-awareness is probably too soft a word, he would resign,” Weld said while appearing on MSNBC

ADVERTISEMENT

“We would be much better off with a President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump says he will meet with Schumer 'ASAP' after border visit Pence's daughter announces engagement Pence says Trump 'might' speak out if rally crowd chants 'send her back' again MORE than a President Donald Trump,” he added.

Weld, the 2016 vice presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party, entered the 2020 presidential race last week.

“It is time to return to the principles of Lincoln — equality, dignity, and opportunity for all," he said at the time. "There is no greater cause on earth than to preserve what truly makes America great. I am ready to lead that fight.”

Weld is the first Republican to challenge Trump for the party's nomination, though Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) have also been floated as possible challengers. 

Following the publication of a redacted version of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThis week: Mueller dominates chaotic week on Capitol Hill Top Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction MORE's report on Thursday, there have been calls by some Democrats to impeach Trump. House Democrats are already in the middle of a series of investigations into the president. 

Trump has said he would fight against impeachment in the Supreme Court