In Arizona, Trump defeats Pence while primary winner Kari Lake

Vice President Mike Pence suffered a setback when his opponent Karrin Taylor Robson lost the Republican

governor primary in Arizona to ari Lake, who was supported by former President Donald Trump.

A proxy conflict between Trump and Pence developed during the primaries in the crucial Sun Belt state

Although Pence once served as Trump's deputy, their relationship deteriorated after 

Capitol on January 6, 2021, when a crowd of Trump supporters rioted in an unsuccessful

attempt to get Congress to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election

Trump encouraged Pence to work with him at the time to challenge the results of the presidential election

The results and legitimacy of the election have become a divisive issue in the Republican Party