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July 18, 2023

What Pence Actually Said

No GOP presidential contender, especially Mike Pence, would ever say they aren’t concerned about our domestic problems.

These should be the closing months of the Biden/Harris presidency. But never underestimate the ability of the GOP and some conservatives to form enough circular firing squads that they turn 2024 into a defeat.

An example of this tendency was on display over the weekend involving remarks by former Vice President Mike Pence. Pence attended the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa this weekend. He and other presidential candidates took questions from Tucker Carlson on a variety of issues, including the proxy war in Ukraine.

There is a legitimate disagreement among conservatives regarding our military involvement in Ukraine. I am closer to Tucker’s position on this issue than Pence’s. But the headlines that have come out of that Iowa event are not fair.

Tucker asked how Pence could favor doing more in Ukraine while there are major domestic problems festering here in the United States. Pence’s answer was essentially, “We can do both.” In his answer, however, he used the phrase, “That’s not my concern.”

Pence was immediately attacked on social media by some who suggested he wasn’t concerned about America’s domestic problems. That is a clear distortion of his answer. He clearly stated:

“Anybody who says we can’t be the leader of the free world and solve our problems at home has a pretty small view of the greatest nation on Earth. We can do both.”

No GOP presidential contender, especially Mike Pence, would ever say they aren’t concerned about our domestic problems. That would be politically insane.

When all of the primaries and caucuses are over, we will have a nominee. The supporters of the 13 losers will have to rally around the victor for us to have any chance of ending the Biden nightmare.

Savage attacks by the candidates on each other or within our movement only bring glee to those on the left who want to delegitimize American conservatism.

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