“It’s time us to come together around this good man. His heart is with everyday Americans.” — Mike Pence about Donald Trump
“The time has come for us to come together. The primaries are over.” — Mike Pence on Donald Trump.
On Tuesday afternoon, during the 2nd day at the 2016 Republican National Convention, Donald Trump’s choice for Vice President gave an unscheduled speech at the American Conservative Union. The chosen location should not be surprising, as the move is widely seen as the Trump campaign’s attempt to reconnect with the disgruntled conservative wing of the GOP.
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This may be the exact reason that Pence was selected as Trump’s running mate. Pence was a member of Congress from Indiana for 12 years before taking over as the Governor of the Hoosier State, and during his 12 years in Washington, D.C. he racked up a score of 99% on the ACU’s scorecard. Pence’s speech on Tuesday was focused on conservative voters who now worry that a vote for Trump may be as bad as a vote for Hillary Clinton and seem unsure about what to do next. Pence offered reassuring words as he called for conservatives to unite with the Republican Party in support of Donald Trump for the presidency.
Pence said President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, have “weakened America’s place in the world and stifled the nation’s economy.”
“We must decide here and now that Hillary Clinton will never become president of the United States of America,” he said to sustained applause.
“For the sake of our troops, who deserve a commander in chief who will have their back, for the sake of hard-working Americans and businesses who deserve a president who will get Washington, D.C., off their back, and for the sake of a Supreme Court that will uphold the sanctity of life, our Second Amendment and our God-given liberties, we must elect Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America,” he said.
“The time has come for us to come together. The primaries are over.”