The University of Alabama Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter will welcome former Vice President Mike Pence to Tuscaloosa in April.

Pence served as vice president under President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2021. Before that, he served as governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 and was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013.

After the 2020 election, Pence butted heads with Trump after he declined to take action to block Joe Biden’s certification as president when Trump suggested that he should. Pence told CBS last week that he won’t speak ill of Trump but is “very confident we’ll have better choices comes 2024.”

Pence’s name has been mentioned as a possible 2024 Republican presidential candidate, alongside former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who announced her official bid earlier this year, and current Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. 

Pence will begin speaking at 6:30 p.m. on April 11 in UA’s Student Center located at 751 Campus West Drive. Attendees must register online to attend, but attendance is free. 

According to one of UA’s campus newspapers, Capstone Free Press, YAF is funding Pence’s visit alongside several other conservative groups and in-state donors.

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