Donald Trump has selected Indiana Governor Mike Pence to be his running mate. Governor Pence served in Congress and was a radio talk show host. Governor Pence is a soft spoken man who characterized himself, while a radio talk show host, as “Rush Limbaugh on decaf.”
In an email the Democratic Party laid out why they fear Governor Pence beginning with this statement:
Donald Trump just chose Mike Pence to be his running mate — the most extreme vice presidential pick in a generation.
The email titled “Donald Trump on decaf” states:
Before he served in Congress and as governor of Indiana, Mike Pence was a talk-radio host. He called himself “Rush Limbaugh on decaf.”
Well, you can also think about him as “Donald Trump on decaf.” With a record of anti-woman, anti-immigrant, and anti-equality policies, Mike Pence is just as extreme as Trump — he’s just been a little quieter about it.
While Donald Trump might pride himself on being an outsider, Mike Pence has D.C. experience — experience pushing for a government shutdown over defunding Planned Parenthood. As governor, he was willing to hold up Indiana’s entire state budget over Planned Parenthood as well. Not to mention he tried to pass some of the most restrictive anti-choice legislation in the country and once said he “long[ed] for the day that Roe v. Wade is sent to the ash heap of history.”
Trump also must have been impressed by the fact his VP hopeful once pushed a bill to block birthright citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants and felt the American people “don’t want comprehensive immigration reform.”
It is clear the Trump has selected someone that Democrats fear almost as much as they fear Trump. They understand that a Trump administration will undo what they have worked so hard at, making America losers.
Will voters jump on the Trump train? Recent polls suggest so.
Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, praised the Vice Presidential pick of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, calling Indiana Governor Mike Pence a “Ronald Reagan conservative and a consistent champion for the values and economic concerns of those who live and work on Main Street USA, without whom America cannot succeed.”