Pence Draws ‘USA’ Chants at CPAC and Sounds Off on Democrats Over the Wall, Green New Deal, Abortion

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Vice President Mike Pence brought fire to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference as he touched on the heated topics swirling around headlines and affecting Americans across the country.

On Friday, as the U.S. vice president took the stage, the crowd received him with a standing ovation and began chanting, “USA!”

The hot topics he touched on ranged from issues across the board, including the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, the importance of freedom of religion, the controversy surrounding late-term abortion, the call to universal condemnation of anti-semitism, and the Democrat proposed Green New Deal.

A promise to build the southern border wall

While President Donald Trump has been adamant about seeking out more funding for the construction of a physical barrier along the southern border, Democrats are looking to block the president’s national emergency declaration — which the president declared in hopes of receiving more than the provided $1.375 billion toward border security.

However, Pence stood firm behind the president and promised the Trump administration will build the wall.

“As the president has said if you don’t have a border, you don’t have a country,” Pence said.

“And I’ll make you a promise. Before we’re done, we’re going to build it all,” he told the crowd.

“Build that wall” chants broke out amongst the attendees.

“Oh, we’re building it,” Pence responded.

As several Democrats have called for the defunding of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Pence swiped back saying the Trump administration “will never abolish ICE.”

He challenged Congress Democrats to “stand up for border security, stop playing politics with the security of the American people, and stand with President Trump for a stronger and safer America.”

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Additionally, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke before Pence at CPAC about the border wall, offering a reason Democrats won’t give funds to President Trump.

“Here is their reasoning, Trump equals wall, we the Democrats hate Trump, therefore no wall.”

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The freedom of religion

“The freedom of religion is not just enshrined in our Constitution, it’s enshrined in the hearts of the American people,” Pence said, adding that the freedom of religion has been “under attack” in the U.S.

U.S. second lady Karen Pence was criticized for her new controversial part-time job teaching art at a Christian school due to the fact the school follows Christian morals.

Pence, who previously defended his wife’s job and said “criticism of Christian education in America should stop,” reiterated at CPAC that he “couldn’t be more proud of my wife.”

“I’ll make you a promise — under this president and this administration we will always stand with people of faith, we will always defend the freedom of religion of every American, of every faith.”

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Abortion controversy

Amid the recent abortion controversy surrounding the late-term abortion bill that was passed in the state of New York, as well as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) coming under fire for his comments and Senate Democrats blocking the “Born-Alive” bill, Pence defended the right to life.

Pence touted the idea that President Trump is the “most pro-life president in American history.”

“With Democrat standing for late-term abortion, infanticide and a culture of death, I promise you this president, this party, and this movement will always stand for the unborn,” he said. “We will always defend the unalienable right to life.”

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Green New Deal

The vice president blasted the Green New Deal laid out by Democrats, saying the deal will only be about “how much green it will cost taxpayers if Democrats ever pass it into law.”

Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is hesitant on the controversial resolution proposed by her Democratic colleagues, recently saying she can’t “say we’re going to take that and pass it,” as IJR Red reported.

Pence declared that the U.S. would “never be a socialist country.”

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Watch Pence’s full speech below:

“Do we have confidence in our values to defend them, do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders, do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization,” Pence asked the CPAC crowd. “Looking out across this room … I know we do.”

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