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) WeldTrump becomes presumptive GOP nominee after sweeping primaries Trump sweeps through mini-Super Tuesday primaries Trump glides to victory in Super Tuesday GOP primaries MORE (R), who is challenging President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenators demand more details from Trump on intel watchdog firing Overnight Health Care: Trump steps up attack on WHO | Fauci says deaths could be lower than first projected | House panel warns federal stockpile of medical supplies depleted | Mnuchin, Schumer in talks over relief deal Trump says he'll look into small business loan program restricting casinos 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 PencePence says he'll attend Easter services from home States battle each other for equipment in supply chain crunch Watch Live: Trump, White House coronavirus task force press briefing 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) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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