DNC Statement on Vice President Pence Meeting with Indiana Governor
July 19, 2017
Ahead of Vice President Mike Pence’s meeting with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, DNC Spokesperson Mandy McClure released the following statement:
“Vice President Pence is having a busy day breaking the promises he made to the American people and promoting the Trump Administration’s dangerous priorities. During the week the White House is touting products made in America, Indiana’s own Carrier Corp. will eliminate over 300 jobs ahead of moving the plant to Mexico. Pence and Holcomb campaigned on the promise of providing job security to Hoosiers, yet they are responsible for the thousands of Indiana workers that will be left jobless because of broken promises about American manufacturing. Rather than playing political games, Pence and Holcomb should focus on strengthening services that benefit all Hoosiers, including creating a healthier workforce, increasing access to job training programs, and providing incentives that attract businesses to local communities.”
Far from the Trump Administration’s promise to keep Indiana jobs and stop companies from moving manufacturing jobs overseas – Carrier is set to lay off 300 Indianapolis workers tomorrow and Indiana has lost 5,000 manufacturing jobs under Trump.
Indy Star: “Carrier last year announced plans to move all of its Indianapolis operations to Monterrey, Mexico, and close the factory. The pending layoffs became a flash point during the presidential election when United Technologies announced it would cut 2,100 jobs in Indiana. Trump slammed the decision on the campaign trail and threatened to “tax the hell” out of Carrier's products. An agreement brokered after the election by Trump and then-Gov. Mike Pence resulted in a commitment from Carrier to keep the plant open for 10 years. Despite the agreement, Carrier is still moving its fan coil production from Indianapolis to Mexico.
Axios: “Donald Trump brokered a deal to keep roughly 1,000 jobs at a facility in Indiana from moving to Mexico. But it failed to live up to the hype while other firms have quietly continued to outsource — a trend that drained the state of 5,000 manufacturing jobs since February.”