Mike Pence Kicks Off Book Tour Bragging About Overturning Roe v. Wade
November 15, 2022
As Mike Pence’s book hits shelves today, he’s helpfully reminding America just how hard Republicans worked to overturn Roe v. Wade and how, for Pence, abortion is just the key litmus test for the 2024 primary. Here’s what you WON’T read in his new book:
Mike Pence is unapologetic about his radical plan to ban abortion in all 50 states. In fact, just last night he said that the Trump-Pence administration’s “greatest accomplishment was three Supreme Court justices” who overturned Roe v. Wade and ripped away a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions.
Mike Pence: “I’ve often said I’m pro-life… I don’t apologize for it. I’d love to see the sanctity of life restored to the center of American law in all 50 states.”
Mike Pence: “Of course, to me the greatest accomplishment [of the Trump-Pence administration] was three Supreme Court justices.”
Mike Pence is trying to have it “all ways” with Trump — and he can’t stop talking about how “proud” he was of the Trump-Pence administration’s disastrous and extreme record.
Mike Pence (July 2022): “I don’t know that [Trump] and I differ on issues.”
Washington Post: “And that’s what makes Pence’s slowly accreting condemnation of Trump so hard to watch: It’s the person in the bad relationship only slowly being able to verbalize what to everyone else has been so obvious for so long. And only when he has a book to sell.”
New York Times: “Pence… tries his hardest in this memoir to have it all ways at once. Even when he does castigate the Trump supporters who called for his head, he repeatedly describes Trump as ‘my friend.’ This fondness for someone who egged on the mob that threatened to kill him is an especially degrading form of self-abasement that’s embarrassing to watch.”
Mike Pence is trying to take credit for doing the bare minimum — and yet he’s actively boosted at least 5 election deniers within the span of the 2022 midterm cycle alone.
Washington Post: “But as Pence has begun laying the groundwork to run in 2024, he isn’t seeking to make opposing Trump core to his political brand. Last week, Pence appeared in Phoenix to endorse Senate candidate Blake Masters of Arizona.”
AP: “Last month, Pence was in New Hampshire for Senate nominee Don Bolduc, a retired Army general who also spent his primary campaign telling voters the race was stolen from Trump.”
Despite trying “his hardest in this memoir to have it all ways at once” the truth is that Pence is just as extreme as the rest of Republican 2024 contenders – and even as he tries to rehab his image, a Pence 2024 campaign would amount to nothing more than a failed attempt to win over the MAGA GOP base.