South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) stated that Former Vice President Mike Pence did not meet former President Donald Trump’s expectations following the events of the Jan. 6 insurrection. This was reported by the HuffPost, as Noem is among those competing to be Trump’s vice-presidential candidate in November. The remark was made during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“I think he has failed Donald Trump since that day,” Noem said. “Because he certainly does not recognize that we need someone in the White House who needs him out on the trail advocating for him instead of constantly criticizing and going back and ripping him apart,” she said.

Pence has refrained from endorsing Trump for the 2024 election.

The former vice president has distanced himself from Trump following the events of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, as reported by the HuffPost. Pence has described the events of that day as “reckless” and a threat to his family’s safety, according to the outlet. Additionally, the governor expressed her willingness to serve as Trump’s vice president if asked.

She is not the only one. Other potential candidates include Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.). Furthermore, she stated that she is prepared to support Trump regardless of the outcome of the ongoing hush money trial.