March 20, 2023 News & Press Releases

Mike Pence To Visit Virginia, Tout Far-Right Record

by Democratic Party of Virginia

RICHMOND, VA – Tomorrow, Donald Trump’s former vice president, Mike Pence, will be visiting Lexington to tout his MAGA Republican record and attempt to lay the groundwork for a 2024 presidential campaign.

Mike Pence has already announced many of his policy positions for a potential 2024 campaign, including his support for any anti-choice legislation, no matter how restrictive, and the partial privatization of Social Security, echoing extreme calls from Republicans that could put this critical program at risk. In fact, every single year that Mike Pence and Donald Trump held the White House, their administration introduced a budget that called for cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

“Mike Pence’s visit to Virginia tomorrow is a slap in the face to the thousands of Virginians who rely on Social Security and Medicare,” said Liam Watson, Press Secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia. “Pence’s fundamentalist opposition to both common sense and good governance apparently also extends to some of the most essential programs operated by the federal government – programs aimed at helping the most vulnerable among us.”