Vance says he expects to be in the Senate ‘in a few years’ when asked about VP prospects

Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) said he expects to be in the Senate “in a few years” when asked about being a potential running mate for former President Trump, but he said he was “very interested” in the role.

Vance is one of the few people remaining on Trump’s shortlist for vice president if he is reelected. He has remained tight-lipped about his conversations with the former president, saying on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that people should focus on Trump’s successes instead of whom he will choose as his vice president.

He emphasized that he was focused on serving the people of Ohio and was not expecting to leave anytime soon.

“I like being a senator. I’m not trying to leave the United States Senate. It’s an honor to serve the people of Ohio, and frankly, if you asked me, that’s where I expect to be in six months. That’s where I expect to be in a few years,” he said.

He said that if Trump asked him to be his running mate, he would want “to help him and of course, I will be very interested in the job.”

He also touted Trump’s accomplishments and hit Biden over his presidency.

“I’m not running for vice president, and it’s important for us to remember that Donald Trump has been a very good president. He will be a very good president again. I think in some ways these vice-presidential conversations serve to distract from the fact that we have Donald Trump as president with the success,” he said.

“Joe Biden as president has been a failure. Let’s get back to success. Let’s get back to peace and prosperity,” he added.

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