Outgoing White House press secretary Sean Spicer may be in search of a new professional opportunity, but he’s already offered his services to a potential presidential campaign – that of Vice President Mike Pence in 2024.
“When and if @mike_pence runs in 2024 I would proudly play any role he asks. Good to know you have already conceded that,” Spicer wrote on Twitter late Sunday night in response to an online post from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who wrote that “Mike Pence is somewhere planning an inauguration. Priebus and Spicer will lead the transition.”
Waters’ tweet, posted on Saturday, seemed a jab at Spicer and recently-ousted former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, two former top officials at the Republican National Committee who have departed President Donald Trump’s administration in recent weeks, leaving it with somewhat weaker ties to the GOP establishment.
Spicer, whose resignation was announced earlier this month on the same day as the hiring of new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, will stay on with the Trump administration through at least part of August to smooth the transition within the communications team. Priebus has been replaced by John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general who served as Trump’s secretary of homeland security until last Friday, when he was tapped to be chief of staff.