Pence: I did not consider leaving the Republican ticket

Mike Pence
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence participates in the annual Statehouse Prayer Service at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. The legislature will open the session Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

(CNN) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Monday that he did not consider leaving Donald Trump’s presidential ticket, saying it’s the “greatest honor of my life” to be nominated by the Republican Party as Trump’s running mate.

“You know I’ll always keep my conversations with Donald Trump and my family private. But it’s absolutely false to suggest that at any point in time we considered dropping off this ticket,” Pence told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota in an interview on “New Day.” He said the general election is a choice of “two futures.”


Pence tweeted to Trump following the debate on Sunday.

“Congrats to my running mate @realDonaldTrump on a big debate win! Proud to stand with you as we #MAGA,” Pence tweeted, using the acronym for “Make America Great Again.”

A top Pence aide confirmed Monday morning that the Indiana governor’s tweet means he plans to stick with Trump through the election, a little less than a month away.

Questions about Pence swirled after the release of a Washington Post story featuring lewd and sexually aggressive comments Trump made in 2005 about groping women that were caught on a hot mic.

Pence issued a stern statement denouncing Trump’s comments over the weekend and canceled plans to appear on Trump’s behalf in Wisconsin.