Speaking at the Republican National Convention, US Vice-President Mike Pence warned that a Biden administration would lead to the spread of more violence in American cities and make the citizens of the country unable to be safe. “The hard truth is you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America,” the 61-year-old said during a speech on the third night of the Republican convention, before claiming the upcoming election was a vote between lawlessness and law-and-order. Protests have continued and escalated across the country as videos and reports of police shootings of minorities continue to surface.
“Land of Heroes” was the theme of the night for the RNC as Pence spoke from Fort McHenry in Baltimore, the site at which the city was defended from the British in 1812, which was the event that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the US national anthem. “The American people know we don’t have to choose between supporting law enforcement and standing with our African-American neighbors to improve the quality of their lives, education, jobs, and safety, and from the first days of this administration, we’ve done both, and we will keep supporting law enforcement and keep supporting our African-American and minority communities across this land for four more years,” VP Pence said during his RNC speech.
“Now Joe Biden says that America is systemically racist and that law enforcement in America has and I quote ” an implicit bias against minorities.” When asked whether he’d support cutting funding to law enforcement, Joe Biden replied, “Yes. Absolutely.” Joe Biden would double down on the very policies that are leading to violence in America’s cities.
“The hard truth is you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America. Under President Trump, we will always stand with those who stand on the thin blue line and we’re not going to defund the police, not now, not ever,” he continued.
“My fellow Americans, we’re passing through a time of testing, but soon we will come to a time for choosing. Joe Biden has referred to himself as a transition candidate and many were asking transition to what? Last week, Democrats didn’t talk very much about their agenda, and if I were them I wouldn’t either. Bernie Sanders did tell his followers that Joe Biden would be the most liberal president in modern times.” The comments from the vice-president came after news was released of three protestors being shot during a third consecutive night of civil unrest over social injustice issues and the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Pence chose to overlook the issue, however, and did not refer to the incident or the wider issues facing the black community and the country during his time speaking.
Earlier, President Trump announced that he had come to an agreement with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to send in federal law enforcement in order to deal with the protesting and any violence. Meanwhile, the US Department of Justice has announced that a federal civil rights investigation has indeed been opened into the shooting of Jacob Blake and will hope to get to the bottom of the incident and determine the next steps forward.
“Where President Trump cut taxes, Joe Biden wants to raise taxes by nearly $4 trillion. Where this president achieved energy independence for the United States, Joe Biden would abolish fossil fuels, end fracking, and impose a regime of climate change regulations that would drastically increase the cost of living for working families,” VP Pence continued during the RNC. “Where we fought for free and fair trade and this president stood up to China and ended the era of economic surrender, Joe Biden has been a cheerleader for communist China. He wants to repeal all the tariffs that are leveling the playing field for American workers and he actually criticized President Trump for suspending all travel to China at the outset of this pandemic,” he said.
“Joe Biden is for open borders, sanctuary cities, free lawyers and healthcare for illegal immigrants and President Trump, he secured our border and built nearly 300 miles of that border wall. Joe Biden wants to end school choice and President Trump believes that every parent should have the right to choose where their children go to school, regardless of their income or area code.
“President Trump has stood without apology for the sanctity of human life every day of this administration. Joe Biden, he supports taxpayer funding of abortion right up to the moment of birth. When you consider their agenda, it’s clear. Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan horse for the radical left.“The choice in this election has never been clearer and the stakes have never been higher. Last week, Joe Biden said democracy is on the ballot and the truth is our economic recovery is on the ballot. Law and order are on the ballot. But so are things far more fundamental and foundational to our country.”