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14 Things You Didn’t Know About Vice President Mike Pence

By jsturgeon - January 11, 2018
Credits: Source: Macleans

Although a somewhat quiet character in light of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence is a genuine man and a force to be reckoned with. He and the President work side by side to better the country and further make prosperity a priority among the American citizens. With that said, how much do you really know about Vice President Mike Pence? We are counting down 15 things you didn’t know about Mike Pence:

 

Although a somewhat quiet character in light of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence is a genuine man and a force to be reckoned with. He and the President work side by side to better the country and further make prosperity a priority among the American citizens. With that said, how much do you really know about Vice President Mike Pence? We are counting down 15 things you didn’t know about Mike Pence:

 

 

Endorsed Ted Cruz

Credits: Source: CNN

This may be surprising to some, but Mike Pence was actually endorsing Ted Cruz during the 2016 campaign trail before he was officially running with Donald Trump. However, once Ted Cruz officially dropped out of the race, he began endorsing Donald Trump for the Republican Party.

Radio Host

Credits: Source: Democracy Now

From 1994 to 1999, our now Vice President worked as a radio and TV show host that broadcast conservative programs. This gig came after losing two elections for a Congressional seat, back in 1988 as well as in 1990, after much controversy.

One Of First To Embrace Tea Party

Credits: Source: Wikipedia

Vice President Mike Pence was, in fact, one of the first to back the Tea Party movement, which follows more conservative viewpoints. The Tea Party is loosely tied to the Republican Party but leans towards debt reduction and the shrinking of government.

"A" Rating From the NRA

Credits: Source: Courier

That’s right! Vice President Mike Pence has made a valiant effort to support the Second Amendment, and those rights that allow American people the right to bear arms. He has an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association to boot.

Supports School Choice

Credits: Source: Business Insider

Vice President Mike Pence also strongly supports the idea of school choice. This also includes the ability for school districts to set their own local learning standards when it comes to educating students and helping them to prosper, as well as allowing them to continue on in their education.

Ties to Major Donors

Credits: Source: Vanity Fair

Vice President Mike Pence has been known to have ties with the Koch Brothers, as well as other influential donors in the political realm. However, these donors have not explicitly expressed their support for President Trump or his political agendas thus far in his term.

House Member For 12 Years

Credits: Source: Indystar

On the more political side of this spectrum (prior to becoming Vice President), Mike Pence served as a House Member for 12 years. He was also elected the governor of Indiana back in 2012. He equally had a bit of controversy with some of his elections and campaigns throughout that time, especially back in 1990.

Raised Catholic And Democrat

Credits: Source: The Republic

This is a far cry from his social conservative beliefs and values that we see today as he serves his term as Vice President. Growing up, his family was both Catholic and Democratic. He was the only one of six siblings who decided to leave the faith.

Dislikes Negative Attacks

Credits: Source: Medium

Vice President Mike Pence believes that negative attacks, especially when on the campaign trail or within the political system, is wrong. This is a lesson learned for Pence from his times during the 1990 election. It’s good to see a Vice President who understands that the priority during an election is the issues at hand rather than the negativity.

Rejects Evolution

Credits: Source: Washington Post

Vice President Mike Pence believes that God created the Heavens and the Earth, and everything else in between. He spoke about it more during an interview in 2009 where he was asked a similar question, and continued on to say that he believed solely in the “fundamental truth”. His rejection of evolution faces much criticism from liberals.

Questions Global Warming

Credits: Source: Cosmopolitan

Back in 2001, Vice President Mike Pence referred to the scientific warming of the planet as a “myth”. He has begun to change his stance on the matter somewhat since moving up in the political system, but he still sees it as a matter of science rather than the result of human activity.

Loyal Supporters

Credits: Source: Business Insider

Especially on Capitol Hill, Vice President Mike Pence has had and still has many loyal supporters. This also continued on as Pence has created a more prominent role and leadership status within the political party. This support has continued, and in fact increased, as he has taken on his role as Vice President. However, as previously mentioned, many of these supporters are not necessarily financially funding President Trump.

Supports Religious Freedom

Credits: Source: Youtube

Vice President Mike Pence is a strong supporter of religious freedom, which allows for churches to receive state and government help and funding. In fact, President Trump, along with Mike Pence, just passed into law a religious freedom act which will enact such actions between Church and State in recent weeks.

Potential Presidential Candidate

Credits: Source: Macleans

Back in 2010, many conservative activists polled and voted that now Vice President Mike Pence was their top choice for president in the 2012 election. This was also a similar case in 2008, and also once again in 2016. However, in 2008, Pence decided that he would stay in Indiana and run for governor as opposed to opting for the presidential election, and now, of course, he is serving alongside President Trump.