Mike Pence Proudly Supports the Trump-Pence MAGA Agenda
May 23, 2022
Let’s be very, very clear: Mike Pence has not, nor will he ever be able to “turn the page” on his years-long record of proudly serving as Donald Trump’s sidekick. Not only did Pence stand silently by while Trump tried to overturn a free and fair election, but, to this day, Pence remains a proud champion of Trump’s extreme MAGA agenda of undermining our democracy, waging an unrelenting war on abortion access, and cutting taxes for billionaires and big corporations.
After standing silently for weeks while Trump pushed the Big Lie and attacked our democracy, Mike Pence defended calling January 6 “legitimate political discourse” and tried to whitewash the violent assault on our Capitol where dozens of police officers were injured.
Axios: “Pence defends RNC’s ‘legitimate political discourse’ language”
Axios: “Pence, who two weeks earlier said former President Trump was ‘wrong’ to claim that he could have overturned the results of the 2020 election during the election certification, did not reiterate his direct criticism of Trump during a Q&A session after his speech but instead said he had a constitutional duty to perform that day.”
Mike Pence in October 2021: “I know the media wants to distract from the Biden administration’s failed agenda by focusing on one day in January […] They want to use that one day to try and demean the character and intentions of 74 million Americans who believed we could be strong again and prosperous again and supported our administration in 2016 and 2020.”
New York Times: “Pence, in his first speech since leaving office, speaks fondly of Trump.”
Just two month ago, Pence released a policy platform that proudly touted the Trump-Pence tax cuts – which gave away billions to big corporations and the wealthiest Americans – and called for them to be made permanent.
Mike Pence’s Policy Agenda: “Permanently extend the Trump/Pence tax cuts”
Axios: “Americans have gotten $0.01 more in bonuses since Trump’s tax cuts”
Forbes: “Trump Tax Cuts Helped Billionaires Pay Less Taxes Than The Working Class In 2018”
CBS News: “Big companies have long relied on strategies to reduce their tax bills. But the new tax law is making it even easier, with a new analysis finding that 60 profitable Fortune 500 companies paid no taxes on a total of $79 billion of profits earned in 2018.”
And who could forget how Mike Pence wholeheartedly praised the Trump-Pence administration’s appointment of anti-abortion judges and bragged about casting the tie breaking vote to defund Planned Parenthood.
Mike Pence in July 2016: “We’ll see Roe vs. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs.”
Mike Pence in 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.”
Mike Pence in 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.”
Mike Pence in December 2020: “[Trump] said, and he promised, ‘I will appoint judges that will be pro-life.’ And that’s just what he’s done…With yesterday’s confirmation of the judge who will fill the seat of the newest justice on the Supreme Court, President Trump has appointed more than 220 conservatives to our federal courts at every level, including Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Justice Amy Coney Barrett.”