Yesterday, Mike Pence was in Chicago where he once again tried to ignore his own responsibility as the right-hand man to Donald Trump who spent four years spreading dangerous misinformation and lying to the American people. Mike Pence might be trying to save face now but make no mistake: He owns all of Donald Trump’s lies, dangerous policies, and MAGA extremism.
While Pence may try to distance himself from Trump, he made clear again last night that he is proud of and fully owns the Trump-Pence administration’s record.
Pence: “January 6 was a tragic day, and I know we did our duty, but I will always be proud of our record.”
First, let’s not forget how Mike Pence actively worked with Donald Trump to spread the Big Lie and attempt to overturn free and fair election results.
Yahoo News: “At Georgia rally, Pence says America will ‘hear the evidence’ of election fraud on Jan. 6”
Mike Pence in January 2021: “We’ve all got our doubts about the last election. I share the concerns of millions of Americans about voting irregularities […] Come this Wednesday […] we’ll have our day in Congress. We’ll hear the evidence.”
NPR: “Pence Backs Republican Lawmakers’ Plan To Object To Electoral College Results”
Mike Pence spent years proudly serving as Donald Trump’s sidekick while the Trump-Pence administration cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans and attacked Americans’ health care.
Reuters: “Vice President Pence urges Congress to complete Obamacare repeal”
The Guardian: “Mike Pence promises Obamacare repeal but shares few details on alternative”
Los Angeles Times: “With Pence breaking a tie, Senate votes to begin debate on Obamacare repeal bill”
After Mike Pence and Donald Trump spent years failing to get “Infrastructure Week” and rural broadband done, it was Joe Biden who delivered the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law less than one year after taking office.
Washington Post: “Pence promises ‘big’ infrastructure bill as he address gathering of mayors”
Washington Post: “After repeatedly touting infrastructure during his 2016 campaign, Trump has through four years in office failed to advance infrastructure legislation through Congress.”
New York Times: “How Biden Got the Infrastructure Deal Trump Couldn’t”
Pence bragged about how the Trump-Pence administration stacked the federal courts with extreme judges, repeatedly attacked abortion access, and stripped funding from Planned Parenthood.
May 2022: “[The Trump-Pence Administration] appointed 300 conservatives to our federal courts at every level, including Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Amy Coney Barrett. All along the way, we stood for religious liberty and the right to life.”
June 2019: “I was honored to cast the tie-breaking vote and to watch the President sign legislation that allowed states across the country to defund Planned Parenthood.”
May 2018: “I’m pro-life and I don’t apologize for it and I couldn’t be more honored to serve shoulder to shoulder with the most pro-life president in my lifetime. President Donald Trump has taken one step after another to affirm this administration’s commitment to the sanctity of life.”