J.D. Vance made one surprising prediction about becoming Donald Trump’s running mate

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J.D. Vance is one of the most popular names on Donald Trump’s shortlist to be his running mate.

Now the Ohio lawmaker is talking about his political future. 

And J.D. Vance made one surprising prediction about becoming Donald Trump’s running mate.

J.D. Vance was grilled about becoming Donald Trump’s running mate

U.S. Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) has emerged as one of former President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters in Congress.

The 39-year-old first-term Senator now finds himself right in the thick of it to be Trump’s running mate this election.

Potential picks like U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum represent the GOP establishment.

Vance has emerged as the grassroots favorite for the Vice Presidential slot.

He won the straw poll of conservative activists at Turning Point Action’s June conference in Detroit, Michigan over Scott by a 43% to 15.4% margin to be the former President’s running mate.

The topic of becoming Vice President now inevitably comes when Vance makes a media appearance.

Vance was asked about his prospects of joining Trump on the Republican ticket during an appearance on CBS News’ Face the Nation.

Host Margaret Brennan tried to throw him a curveball with a gotcha question about his experience.

She asked what Vance’s biggest accomplishment was in the Senate after noting that he is a political newcomer.

“Well Margaret, again, 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,” Vance replied. “I think in some ways these Vice Presidential conversations serve to distract from the fact that we have: Donald Trump as president was a success, Joe Biden as President has been a failure.”

J.D. Vance predicts where he’ll be in the next few years

“My attitude on the vice [president] thing, Margaret, is look, if he asked me, I want to help them,” Vance stated. “And of course, I would be very interested in the job.”

He pointed to the February 2023 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio where the Biden administration was caught flat-footed in its response. 

“We’ve done a lot of good work for our constituents,” Vance explained. “We’ve got hundreds of millions of dollars to the Great Lakes. We’ve done a lot to help the people of East Palestine deal with a terrible train disaster. And of course, we’ve done a lot of work on making sure that Ohio has gotten defense resources that make not just Ohio but our country stronger. So there’s a lot we can hang our hat on.”

The Ohio lawmaker may have tipped his hand on his future.

“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,” Vance said.

Vance became a grassroots favorite because, like Trump, he’s fighting for the forgotten men and women of the country in places like East Palestine.

He’ll be one of the stars of the Republican Party for years to come.