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

Weld: 'We would be much better off with a President Mike Pence'
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Former Massachusetts Gov. William WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldWeld says Trump wants reporters to 'roam free' in Iran, but not US Trump primary challengers left off Wisconsin ballot Bannon: 'We need the Republican establishment on board' to reelect Trump MORE (R), who is challenging President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' 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

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“We would be much better off with a President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump called top military brass 'a bunch of dopes and babies' in 2017: book Parnas: Environment around Trump 'like a cult' White House pushes back on Parnas allegations 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 MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay 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