REMINDER: Pence Campaigned for Election Deniers
June 8, 2023
Mike Pence still can’t pick a lane when it comes to election denialism. Pence spent last fall campaigning alongside and endorsing noted election deniers.
Pence spent the 2022 midterms standing shoulder to shoulder with Republicans who spread baseless conspiracy theories about the results of the 2020 election.
Washington Post: “Pence has said Trump was ‘wrong’ to pressure him to reject the electoral college votes … 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 … Pence also led a fundraiser for Burt Jones, the Republican nominee for Georgia’s lieutenant governor who was part of the effort … to submit phony electors claiming Trump won the state in 2020.”
Fox News: “Pence returns to New Hampshire to boost GOP nominee Bolduc in key Senate showdown”
Pence has also gone to great lengths to tout his friendship with Trump and says he’s “proud” of their administration’s MAGA record.
Mike Pence: “I’m very proud of the record of the Trump Pence administration.”
Fox News: “Mike Pence says despite the fact that it ‘grates’ on the media, he’s ‘proud’ of work he did with Trump”
CNN: “Former Vice President Mike Pence told a group of conservative lawmakers on Tuesday that he maintains a close personal friendship with former President Donald Trump, while noting that he plans to launch a political organization that will defend their administration’s record over the past four years.”