Former Vice President Mike Pence was greeted with scattered heckling on Friday, during a speech he gave in the home state of the president he served. While addressing a general session of the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Orlando, there were taunts, some shouting “traitor” at him.
Undeterred, Pence declared himself “Christian, Conservative and Republican – in that order” and went on to say, as he often does, that serving as a vice president alongside President Trump “was the most great honor of my life “.
He presented what he called a “winning platform” to take over Republican majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives in next year’s midterm elections, calling GOP opponents anti-Christians. and anti-military.
“Our movement will reject any effort to marginalize Christians and conservatives wherever it occurs. We will expose religious persecution disguised as a quest for equal rights, and we will demand that government agencies, our military and our public schools reject it. critical theory of race in all its forms, ”said Pence.
The former vice president attempted to argue that President Biden’s administration is swayed by those on the far left of the Democratic Party, telling conference attendees that “one of the most disturbing “during the first months of the Biden administration was his” wholehearted endorsement of the radical left’s global assault on American culture and values. “
Pence asserted that “patriotic education” had been replaced by “political indoctrination” and stated that the critical race theory, which posits that racism is a social construct embedded in the legal, economic and political systems of the country, teach children to be ashamed of their skin color.
“The critical race theory is racism, outright,” Pence said. “And it should be rejected by all Americans of all races,” Pence said.
He added that it was time for America to “reject the left-wing reflex of seeing systematic racism across the country,” and invoked Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only black Republican senator, who has declared that “America is not a racist country”.
Pence also attacked the Biden administration’s handling of the US-Mexico border and claimed that President Biden had turned the world’s “safest” border into the worst border crisis in American history. He also called on Vice President Kamala Harris to come to the southern border.
“It is high time that our current vice president went to the border, reinstated our policies and ended the Biden border crisis today,” Pence said.
The former vice president also criticized President Biden’s handling of the G-7 summit last week and accused Mr. Biden of showing weak leadership abroad. “President Biden has been so busy taking into account the sensitivity of European leaders that this week at the G-7 President Macron said how great it was to have a US president back in the club. well, the only club I want a US part of the president to is labeled “USA,” Pence said, putting his own twist on Mr. Trump’s “America First” credo.
He claimed that Mr. Biden had abandoned Israel “and unleashed the worst outbreak of violence in the Middle East in seven years”. Pence also attacked the current administration for joining the Paris climate agreement and announced his intention to reopen negotiations with Iran: “President Biden has replaced strength with weakness, moral clarity with confusion and loyalty through betrayal “.