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Mike Pence Slams Biden for ‘Avalanche of Liberal Policies’ Threatening to ‘Derail Progress We Made’

Former Vice President Mike Pence has been seen as laying the groundwork for a potential run for the White House in 2024, as he reenters public life, launching an advocacy group to “build on the success of Donald Trump’s administration”, and signing a two-book deal with publishers Simon & Schuster for his autobiography, due in 2023.

Former Vice President Mike Pence touted what he said he and former POTUS Donald Trump were able to accomplish during their four years in office as he headlined an event on 29 April in Columbia, South Carolina, hosted by the Palmetto Family Council, a South Carolina social conservative Christian group.

​In his first public speech since leaving office, which, incidentally, coincided with President Joe Biden’s 100th day in office, he decried the Biden administration’s “far-left agenda”.

​“But how times have changed. In just 100 days, the Biden-Harris administration has launched an avalanche of liberal policies that threaten to derail all the progress that we made.”

Mike Pence slammed a spate of policy moves carried out by the Biden-Harris administration.

These include abolishing the 1776 commission – an advisory committee established in 2020 by Trump to support what he called “patriotic education”; authorised teaching Critical Race Theory in federal agencies and public schools, and a proposed reversal of the Trump-era family planning policy that stripped federal funds from clinics that refer patients for abortions, in a move that led Planned Parenthood to withdraw from the programme known as Title X.

Mike Pence, who was the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017, went on to underscore a plethora of achievements of Trump’s tenure, such as a succession of conservative judicial appointments, the Operation Warp Speed vaccine programme, and foreign policy achievements like the Abraham Accords.

Summing up his stint in office alongside Donald Trump, he said:

“It was four years of consequence, four years of results and four years of promises made and promises kept.”

​As he firmly aligned himself with the 45th President of the United States, he stated that serving alongside Trump had been “the greatest honour of my life”.

Prepping Presidential Run?

While Pence stopped short of saying whether he would run for president in 2024, the appearance of the ex-Vice President at a gathering in South Carolina, a state that holds the first presidential primaries in the South, is seen as laying down a marker for a potential return to office.

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