Pence presents the Republican political agenda ahead of the Midterms

Former Vice President Mike Pence rolled out a Republican political platform before Thursday midterm elections — and potentially his own 2024 presidential bid.

Pence’s “Freedom Agenda” platform, published by his nonprofit group Advancing American Freedom, includes rolling back taxes and regulations, securing the border and energy independence, and “standing strong against Russia” and “confronting communist China.” The platform barely mentions former President Trump, who berated Pence for confirming the 2020 presidential election and said voters would not “accept” Pence as the 2024 vice presidential nominee.

The platform also has a strong cultural element, which Pence calls the “pillar of American culture,” and includes a pledge to “save women and protect women’s sports” by “ensuring that sports competitions take place among those who are theirs from.” God-given share gender.” The platform also aims to reform big tech and deter censorship by social media platforms, a major conservative concern of recent years.

“The Freedom Agenda represents a bold agenda that is focused on the future and offers the American people a clear and compelling choice,” Pence said in a statement. “Conservatives across the country can unite around this plan to save America from further decline and decay caused by President Biden and progressive politics. America can be as free and prosperous as ever if we hold firm to our principles and hold fast to what has always made America the greatest nation in the history of the world.”

Keynote speaker at the annual leadership meeting of the Republican-Jewish Coalition
Former US Vice President Mike Pence pauses while speaking during the Republican Jewish Coalition

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Republicans who have helped develop the platform include former top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway and former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Republicans are forecast to do well in the midterms as President Biden’s poll numbers plummet, and historically the White House party has struggled in the midterms in a president’s first term. Pence’s own political path remains unclear, and he has not said if he has ruled out a presidential bid.

“Right now my focus is 2022,” Pence told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo earlier this month. “I think we have a historic opportunity to win back majorities in the House and Senate to elect major Republican governors across America, and I am confident that in 2023 the Republican Party will nominate a candidate to be the next President of the United States.” is of America and when the time is right, my family and I will reflect and consider how we can participate in that process.”

In February, Pence firmly denied the claim of Trump that he was capable of overturning the 2020 election by saying that little could be un-American.

“There are those in our party who believe that, as chairman of the joint session of Congress, I possessed the unilateral power to reject electoral college votes. and I heard this week President Trump say I have the right to overturn the election. President Trump is wrong,” Pence said during a speech in Florida before the Federalist Society. “I had no right to overturn the election.”

A February CBS News Poll found about seven out of 10 Republicans say Trump should run for president again in 2024 on common grounds that they say he is the Republican nominee of choice and he would win.

Former President easily won a straw poll vote at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February this year, 30 points behind second contender, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Pence received 1% of the vote.

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