Former Vice President Mike Pence alleges that President Joe Biden is ‘grasping at straws’, desperately trying to distract voters from his failing polls and dismal approval ratings. Pence slammed the President over the comments he made about former president Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again over the weekend, saying that Biden is growing more and more desperate by the day as less than six months remain before the midterm elections in November.
“President Biden sounds desperate” -says Mike Pence
President Biden, while delivering his remarks on the positive April jobs report from the White House last week, said that the MAGA movement was the “most extreme political organisation to exist in American history”.
A reporter asked Biden about the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion, which could result in the court’s conservative majority overturning federal abortion protections.
Biden expressed concern that overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 would jeopardize further individual rights, such as same-sex marriage and laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. “What are the next things that are going to be attacked? Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organisation that’s existed in American history – in recent American history.” -Biden said last week.
Former Vice President Mike Pence slammed Joe Biden for his comment saying that he is desperately ‘grasping at straws’ to distract voters from his unsatisfactory performance.
“With all due respect, President Biden sounds desperate. It sounds like the rhetoric of an administration grasping for straws”, Pence said, adding that his approval rating “speaks for itself”. “He is exploring the bowels of American approval numbers in modern history. And it’s because the American people see the failed policies of this administration at home and abroad” -Pence said. “That kind of rhetoric [by Biden] will only serve to motivate people that share our values and our vision for the country to turn out to vote,” -he added further.
President Biden’s approval ratings have staggered since assuming office. His disapproval rating is around ten points higher than his percentage of support at 52.4%. According to Mike Pence, the record inflation along with skyrocketing gas prices in the US are among some of the failed policies that Biden is trying to distract voters’ attention from.
“I must tell you that, look, the failed policies of the Biden administration are almost too many to recount. The disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the emboldening of the enemies of freedom around the world,” -said Pence, adding, “The inflation at a 40-year high, the worst border crisis in history, a crime wave in our cities. All are a testament to the failed left-wing policies of the Biden administration.”
“MAGA is saving America,” former president Donald Trump told Fox News Digital on Thursday in response to Biden’s remarks. “Our country is going to hell. MAGA is saving America.”
The Trump-Pence equation explained
Following Joe Biden’s election victory in 2020, Trump put extreme pressure on Pence and threatened to end their friendship (yeah, I know, real mature…-eye roll-) if he did not block Biden’s winning certification. During the “Stop the Steal” rally held before the Capitol Hill riot, Trump falsely told the crowd that Mike Pence had the power to prevent Joe Biden’s victory. “All Vice President Pence has to do is send it back to the states to recertify, and we become president, and you are the happiest people in the world,” Trump said. “Mike Pence will have to come through for us, and if he doesn’t, it will be a sad day for our country because you’re sworn to uphold our Constitution.”
While the US Capitol was under attack, Trump tweeted, “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our Constitution.” Trump also refused to intervene to stop the violence during the Jan. 6 attack, despite the fact that Pence’s life was threatened when extremists began chanting “Hang Mike Pence.” Rather than asking if the former Vice President was safe, Trump called lawmakers only to demand that the results be reversed. He even claimed months later that Mike Pence deserved to be hanged. Trump has also recently demanded an investigation into why Pence refused to assist in overturning the results. Trump was banned from Twitter shortly thereafter.
And all of this, in the former President’s defence, was because Pence “betrayed” him by not helping him overturn Biden’s victory.