“The progress in Florida and the progress in nearly 20 other states is part of a new start for life,” Pence said. “I will continue to be a voice to advance the cause of the unborn based on principle and compassion.”

Pence added that he is confident Republicans will choose a different leader other than former President Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Pence has yet to declare a 2024 presidential bid, but is expected to do so in the coming weeks.

«With the challenges we face at home and abroad, I have a feeling the American people are looking for a different leadership that will bring us back to the conservative agenda,» Pence said. “I believe that different times call for different leadership, and I am confident that Republican voters will lead us to victory in 2024.”

The dig comes hours before Pence and Trump are scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual leadership summit in Indianapolis on Friday afternoon.