NHDP Statement on Mike Pence’s Trip to New Hampshire
CONCORD, NH — Ahead of Mike Pence’s stops in New Hampshire today and tomorrow, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement:
“No amount of campaign stops can make Mike Pence’s extreme MAGA platform of doubling down on tax giveaways for the ultra-wealthy, cutting Social Security and Medicare, and banning abortion nationwide any more palatable to New Hampshire voters. Granite Staters rejected the Trump-Pence agenda twice and they’ll do it again.”
As you listen to Pence speak today, here’s a refresher on what you should know about his extreme record:
As Trump’s vice president, Pence helped oversee the worst jobs record since the Great Depression. He’s called to make permanent the Trump-Pence policies that provided tax giveaways to the wealthiest Americans and corporations while shipping American jobs overseas.
He backs cuts to Medicare and Social Security, which could impact thousands of Granite Staters who rely on these crucial programs to get health care and make ends meet.
Pence backs an extreme national abortion ban that outlaws abortion before many women know they're pregnant. The first Republican to call for a national abortion ban after Roe v Wade was overturned, Pence says the “greatest accomplishment” of the Trump-Pence administration was appointing the justices who voted to overturn Roe.
He’s also said abortion pills should be banned after calling on Congress to pass legislation that could pave the way to banning Plan B and some forms of birth control.
Pence led the Trump administration’s charge to repeal the Affordable Care Act – including its protections for people with preexisting conditions – calling it their “first order of business.”
In his naked chase for power, Pence campaigned alongside election-denying candidates in 2022, including failed New Hampshire Senate candidate Don Bolduc, who wanted to overturn the results of an election that 81 million Americans voted for.
As governor of Indiana, Pence signed one of the most discriminatory pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation in the country. He has also railed against marriage equality throughout his career.