Stefanik on being potential running mate for Trump: ‘There’s a lot of names that are in the mix’

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) sidestepped a question Sunday about whether former President Trump had discussed her being a potential running mate for him, noting that there are “a lot of names” being considered.

Stefanik joined Trump and numerous other vice presidential hopefuls at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida over the weekend. Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo asked the New York Republican whether Trump brought up her being his potential running mate while she was in attendance.

Stefanik pointed out that there were a lot of Republicans there and that the gathering showed how unified the party is.

“Oh, we had a lot of great members there,” she said on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” “What really came out across to me, Maria, was how unified the Republican Party is and how many rising stars we had. There’s a lot of names that are in the mix. I’m honored to have my name as one of them in the mix right now.”

“But it is a true testament to the strength of the Republican Party. You have so many up-and-comers who are working hard every day to save America. And this is really a unified campaign to support President Trump … who will save this country this November,” she continued.

Stefanik, along with Trump’s daughter-in-law and Republican National Committee co-Chair Lara Trump and House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), hosted a welcome reception on Friday to kick off the weekend, CNN reported.

Speculation has swirled over whom Trump will select as his running mate as he gears up for November’s election. Other potential vice-presidential contenders include North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and several others.

Stefanik has not ruled out being Trump’s vice president. She also said earlier this year that she would not have allowed the 2020 election results to be certified on Jan. 6, 2021, had she been in then-Vice President Mike Pence’s position.

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