Oct 15, 2020
Mike Pence Campaign Speech Miami Transcript October 15
VP Mike Pence gave a campaign speech in Miami, Florida on October 15. Read the transcript of his remarks here.
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Pedro Fuentes Cid: (01:08)
Yeah, my name is Pedro Fuentes Cid. I’m a Cuban ex-political prisoner, and I have here with me Nelly Rojas from [foreign language 00:01:17]. [inaudible 00:01:22] Alvarez [foreign language 00:01:24] Alfredo [inaudible 00:01:33] [foreign language 00:01:38]. First, we want to thank Vice President Pence for allowing us the honor of being here with you. We think that you were one of the wisest decisions that our very wise precedent, Donald Trump, had, and we really are very happy. And not only are we going to make America great again, America is great again because of you guys. It’s great again, and it’s going to continue to be great again. And if you will vote four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Four more years. Exactly. I want to direct this thought to other ex-political prisoners of communist countries. Watch out communist countries, we don’t want our country to be communist, right? We don’t need it.
Pedro Fuentes Cid: (02:38)
Anyway, to really, really be behind these candidates that have so much in these four years to make this country great, they have done a lot, and they’re going to do even more. And this year, with a [foreign language 00:02:58], they have shown strength. And Kamala [foreign language 00:03:04] Kamala had a discussion with the vice president, vice president was fantastic. I think he beat her to… finish her off. So, anyway, my last words are going to be in Spanish. Sorry about that. [foreign language 00:03: 25] Mike Pence [foreign language 00:03:34] Trump/Pence. Trump/Pence. Trump/Pence. [foreign language 00: 04:27].
Mike Pence: (04:35)
Thank you so much.
Pedro Fuentes Cid: (05:12)
Mike Pence: (05:16)
I’ll give it to the president today.
Pedro Fuentes Cid: (05:49)
Absolutely. Thank you very much.
Mike Pence: (06:02)
Well, hello Florida. To Lieutenant Governor Nunez, Maria Salazar, Ernesto Ackerman, Bobby [inaudible 00:06:17], all the inspiring three or fighters gathered here today, It is great to be back in the Sunshine State with so many champions for freedom, just 19 days away from a great victory all across Florida and all across America. But standing here, near the hallowed grounds of Memorial Cubano, it is my great honor, on behalf of our president, to accept the endorsement of these extraordinary heroes of the Cuban exiled community. Thank you so much. I thank you so much for the honor and for the support. But honestly, I’m here for one reason and one reason only, and that is that Florida and America need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House. Cuatro anos mas. It’s on, and the road to victory runs right through Florida.
Mike Pence: (07:40)
Four years ago, a movement was born, a movement of everyday Americans from every walk of life. Here in Florida, you knew we could be strong again. You knew we could be prosperous again. You said yes to President Donald Trump in 2016, and I know that Florida is going to say yes to Florida resident President Donald Trump in 2020. But it really is great to be with all of you and great to be back in Miami. And it’s great to be here with some people I so deeply admire. Would you join me in thanking one of the great great leaders in this state and one of the most admired women in America, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez? Thank you so much. And it’s also great to be here with an award-winning journalist, the daughter of Cuban exiles, someone who’s been a voice for the voiceless all across this hemisphere, and the next Congresswoman from Florida’s 27th Congressional District, let’s hear it from Maria Salazar. We need Maria in Washington DC, and while you’re at it, we need you to send Mayor Carlos Jimenez and the great Mario Diaz-Belart to Washington DC, as well.
Mike Pence: (09:20)
So, it really is great to be with all of you. President will be in Miami before the day is over, so we are doubling up on South Florida. But it’s been a busy time. Been traveling around the country. I was in Utah last week. We had a little debate with Kamala Harris. Some people think I did all right. Thank you. But let me be clear, that debate was not just a debate between two candidates for vice president, it was really a debate between two visions: our vision that leads America to freedom, prosperity, and opportunity for all, and their vision that sets America on a path of less opportunity, decline, and a socialist future. When you compare the Biden/Harris agenda with our agenda, the choice is clear. If you cherish faith and freedom and law and order and life, in less than three weeks, we need to reelect President Donald Trump for four more years. Cuatro anos mas.
Mike Pence: (10:54)
It’s amazing to think how far we’ve come in four years in our stand for freedom, and it all begins with the defense of freedom. Providing for the national defense is the first order of our national government. And I have to tell you, as the proud father of a United States marine and the father-in-law of a United States Navy pilot, currently deployed, I couldn’t be more proud to serve alongside a president who cares so deeply about the men and women of our armed forces and their families. President Donald Trump has signed the largest investment in our national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan. We’ve rebuilt our military, we’ve restored the arsenal democracy, and we’re once again giving our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guard, the resources and the support that they need. And with that renewed American strength, we’ve stood with our allies and stood up to our enemies, and this president has stood strong for freedom and liberty across this hemisphere of freedom.
Mike Pence: (12:10)
From early on, we’ve stood strong with the freedom-loving people of Columbia, with President Duque, and last month, when a great hero of freedom, former president of Alvaro Uribe was placed in house arrest, President Trump and our administration called on the Colombian judiciary to release this heroic champion of freedom. And earlier this week, we learned that President Uribe is free. And in Nicaragua, we’ve stood strong against Ortega’s regime’s brutalization of its citizens and its systemic and lethal attacks against the Catholic church. We’ve imposed sanctions on all of those who would carry out this abuse. And I promise you under president Donald Trump, we are going to continue to stand firm for free and fair elections in 2021 in Nicaragua.
Mike Pence: (13:22)
And in Venezuela, under president Donald Trump, America has stood against dictatorship and oppression. We have made it clear to this hemisphere and clear to the world. Maduro must go and democracy must be restored. We’ve imposed sanctions on the dictator Maduro, we’ve deployed Navy and Coast Guard ships into the region to interdict in their narcotics traffic. In this past March, we indicted the dictator Maduro and his cronies for their narco-terrorism corruption and drug trafficking. And I couldn’t be more proud that America was the first nation on earth to recognize president Juan Guaidó as the only legitimate president of Venezuela, and now 60 nations around the world have joined us. You know, it’s heartbreaking to think, socialist policies of the Chavez and Maduro regime have caused economic and humanitarian catastrophe in Venezuela, but under president Donald Trump, as I told Juan Guaidó just a few short weeks ago, in America we say to the people of Venezuela, [foreign language 00:01:53] We will not stand by while Venezuela crumbles. We will stand with the people of Venezuela until their birthright of libertad is restored.
Mike Pence: (15:09)
And here, so close to the hallowed ground of Memorial Cubano, erected to remember the victims of the communist regime in Havana, you all know that when Joe Biden was Vice President America appeased the Castro regime with concession after concession. The Obama-Biden administration actually returned a convicted murderer, Gerardo Hernández, and other members of the regime spy network back to Cuba. And when the last president visited Cuba, he literally stood hand in hand with Raul Castro.
Mike Pence: (15:54)
President Trump, he brought eight years of appeasement to an end, and President Donald Trump will only stand hand in hand with you and all of those who cherish freedom in this country and in that beleaguered nation. Under this president’s leadership, we’ve reversed the failed policies of the last administration. We’ve imposed sanctions. We’ve stood with political prisoners and stood for the human rights of the Cuban people. As president Trump said just a few weeks ago, when he accepted for the second election in a row the endorsement of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association, we will not lift sanctions until all political prisoners are freed, freedoms of assembly and expression are respected, and political parties are legalized with free elections for all the people of Cuba. Standing here in the shadow of Memorial Cubano I promise you four more years of president Donald Trump in the white house. It will always be Que Viva Cuba Libre.
Mike Pence: (17:29)
So we’ve rebuilt our military. We’ve stood for freedom, ours, the birthright of freedom across this hemisphere. And in the first three years of this administration, we revived this economy. Where Joe Biden wants to raise taxes, President Trump cut taxes across the board. We rolled back more federal regulation than any administration in history. We unleashed American energy. We fought for free and fair trade, and in just three short years, businesses large and small created more than seven million good paying jobs, including 550,000 jobs right here in Florida.
Mike Pence: (18:13)
And Florida reached its lowest unemployment rate in history. And the average hourly earnings in this state grew faster in our first three years than they did in all eight years when Joe Biden was Vice President. The President and I are probably most proud of the fact that wages were rising across the board, but they were rising most rapidly for hard working blue collar Americans. The forgotten men and women of America were forgotten no more.
Mike Pence: (18:45)
And all along the way President Trump has stood for the rule of law. We’ve appointed more than 200 conservatives to our federal courts at every level. And they’re all men and women who will uphold all the God-given liberties enshrined in our Constitution, like the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, and the second amendment right to keep and bear arms. And let me just say, 230 judges strong and pretty soon one more on the Supreme Court.
Mike Pence: (19:24)
None of that would have been possible without the strong support of Senator Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio. Would you join me in thanking these two great leaders? Now last month, we paused as a nation to honor the life in service of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But when the memorials were over, President Trump fulfilled his duty under the Constitution, and he nominated a principled, brilliant, conservative woman who loves the Constitution to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Mike Pence: (20:04)
I’m going to tell her you all did that. I’ll tell you what. Now the President and I called on the Democrats in Washington this time to give Judge Barrett a respectful and dignified confirmation, and we’re going to hold them to it. But we have reason to be concerned. Kamala Harris actually attacked one of our nominees to the federal court because he was a member of the Catholic Knights of Columbus. And you all remember during Judge Barrett’s confirmation a couple of years ago to the court of appeals, the leading Democrat on the judiciary committee actually said she was concerned, saying that Judge Barrett’s Catholic faith was a quote, “Dogma that lives loudly within you.” And Hollywood elites have already begun to ridicule her faith and family. Well, I got news for the Democrats and their friends in Hollywood. That dogma lives loudly in me. That dogma lives loudly in you and the right to live and work and worship according to the dictates of our faith lives loudly in the Constitution of the United States of America.
Mike Pence: (21:38)
So the Senate has a job to do, and they’re doing it. And after they discharge their duty to advise and consent, I’ll make you a prediction. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is going to be Justice Amy Coney Barrett. We’re going to fill that seat. You know, an independent judiciary is a bulwark of freedom. As we reflect today so much on America’s love and commitment to freedom, people gathered here and all across Florida deserve to know, after 150 years with nine justices on the Supreme Court, leading Democrats in Washington are actually talking about packing the court.
Mike Pence: (22:46)
Joe Biden refused to answer the question during his presidential debate. And you might’ve seen Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris refused to answer my question during our debate. Although in the primaries, Kamala Harris said that she was quote, “Absolutely open,” to packing the court. It’s true. Last Friday, Joe Biden was actually asked if voters didn’t deserve to know if he plans to pack the court. And he said, and I quote, “No, they don’t.” Well, you know what? When you’re running for the highest office in the land, the American people deserve to know whether you’re going to respect the highest court in the land.
Mike Pence: (23:27)
It’s time for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell to come clean, give the people of this country a straight answer. There’s only one explanation why they won’t answer the question. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to pack the Supreme Court with liberal judges if they win. Make no mistake about it though, adding seats to the Supreme Court and filling them with leftist activist judges would be the biggest power grab in American history, but we’re not going to let it happen. We’re going to preserve an independent judiciary. We’re going to uphold the Constitution of the United States. We’re going to reelect president Donald Trump for four more years.
Mike Pence: (24:29)
So we’ve stood for the rule of law. We’ve stood for an independent judiciary and conservatives on our court. And President Donald Trump has stood every day with the men and women who serve on the thin blue line of law enforcement. And we always will. The president and I know the men and women who serve in law enforcement are some of the best people in this country. When I was growing up my three brothers and I used to travel up to Chicago with mom and dad to visit their families. Dad’s younger brother, still living at home, would come out in the morning wearing that Chicago police department uniform. Sidearms strapped to him. My three brothers and I’d just look up in awe.
Mike Pence: (25:21)
All of my heroes wear uniforms. Men and women in law enforcement across this country are heroes. And they deserve the respect of every American every day. Now the president and I will always respect the right of Americans to peaceful protest, it’s enshrined in the Constitution. But rioting and looting is not peaceful protest. Burning businesses is not free speech. Violence against innocent civilians, the destruction of property, or violence against law enforcement will not be tolerated and those who do it will be…
Mike Pence: (26:03)
… will not be tolerated, and those who do it will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Mike Pence: (26:12)
Now, for months, remember, all summer long, all Joe Biden talked about was peaceful protests, remember? As the American people literally saw businesses and their communities burn on national television. The truth is, Joe Biden would double down on the policies that have led to violence in our major cities. You know, when you withdraw support for those who protect and serve, you only embolden those who would do harm to our families and our communities.
Mike Pence: (26:46)
Now, Joe Biden explains it all by saying that America is, in his words, systemically racist. Joe Biden said that police officers in this country have a quote, “Implicit bias against minorities.” When Joe Biden was asked, if he would support cutting funding for law enforcement, he said, “Yes, absolutely.” Under President Donald Trump, I’ll make your promise. We’re going to back to blue and we’re not going to defund the police, not now, not ever.
Mike Pence: (27:24)
You and I know that we don’t have to choose between supporting law enforcement and supporting our African-American neighbors or any minorities that live within our city. Under President Trump’s leadership. We have done both for three and a half years, and we’re going to support law enforcement and create more jobs, better education opportunities, and more prosperity for our African-Americans and all of our minorities in this country. We’re going to do both, and we’re going to have law and order in every city for every American of every race and creed and collar. So help us God.
Mike Pence: (28:23)
So we’ve stood for the rule of law. We stood for law and order. From the first day of this administration, this president is also stood strong for the right of every American to live, to work, to worship, according to the dictates of your conscience and your faith. You know, when Joe Biden was vice president, we saw a steady assault on the religious freedom of the American people. It’s true. It was President Trump who restored the conscience rights of doctors and nurses and teachers and religious charities. It was President Donald Trump who ended the assault on the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the Supreme Court made it permanent by a seven to two vote.
Mike Pence: (29:08)
Now, Joe Biden is actually said that he intends to haul those nuns back into federal court. Can you imagine that? I mean, I’m the product of eight years of Catholic education. My love, and my respect for nuns is boundless. Anybody with me?
Mike Pence: (29:36)
So here you have the Little Sisters of the Poor who have taken a vow of poverty to dedicate their lives to helping the underserved community, and in the Obama Biden administration, they hauled him into federal court to force them to compromise their faith. Joe Biden actually pledged, after the Supreme Court’s ruling, to do it again, but we’re not going to let it happen. We’re going to reelect President Donald Trump because people of faith have no greater champion than President Donald Trump.
Mike Pence: (30:14)
Maybe most important of all is we talk about Liberty. We need to talk about life. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to the moment of birth. They want to increase funding to the largest abortion provider in America, and provide taxpayer funding to promote and provide abortion around the world. President Donald Trump has stood without apology for the sanctity of human life. President Donald Trump is the most pro-life president in American history.
Mike Pence: (30:55)
So we’ve rebuilt our military, revived our economy, stood for law and order, liberties and life. None of that would’ve been possible without the strong and consistent support of Florida’s Republican delegation in Congress. That’s why right after you reelect President Donald Trump for four more years, we need Florida to send Maria Salazar, Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Mario Díaz-Balart to a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives and retire Nancy Pelosi once and for all.
Mike Pence: (31:34)
When you look at what we were able to accomplish with a Republican house and Republican Senate in those first few years, there’s only one conclusion you can draw, with this president’s and your support here in Florida, in three short years, we made America great again. We did. You said it.
Mike Pence: (32:11)
Then earlier this year, the coronavirus struck from China. But I’m here to tell you, when there were only five cases of coronavirus in the United States, and all of them had come back from overseas, President Trump did what no American president had ever done, he suspended all travel from China, the second largest economy in the world.
Mike Pence: (32:39)
Joe Biden called that hysterical. He said it was xenophobic. He actually wrote that it would make things worse if we closed our border to China. But I can tell you as the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, President Trump’s actions saved untold American lives, and it bought us time to stand up the greatest national mobilization since World War II.
Mike Pence: (33:06)
It’s true. We reinvented testing. We’ve done more than 120 million tests so far. We saw to the manufacture and delivery of literally billions of medical supplies to our doctors and nurses and healthcare workers. We’re developing medicines that are literally saving lives around America and we are just a few weeks away, I believe, from having the first safe and effective coronavirus vaccine, and having millions of doses for the American people.
Mike Pence: (33:38)
As I said, the president is going to be in Miami later today, and I’m happy to report, the president, and the first lady, and Baron are all doing great and he is back. Back on the road. Back in the fight.
Mike Pence: (33:55)
But, let me take this opportunity to say on behalf of the president, and the first family, how moved we all were by the outpouring of concern and prayers for them. But as the president observed, we know it was just an example of the love and the care and the concern that’s shown for every American family that suffered loss or struggled in the midst of this global pandemic.
Mike Pence: (34:22)
In fact, let’s just take a moment. Can we just show our appreciation for our doctors, our nurses, our first responders, all those in ministry who have come alongside those who’ve struggled and suffered loss over these past eight months? They are heroes all. Heroes all.
Mike Pence: (34:47)
So we’re making sure our doctors and nurses have everything they need. The American people have the council to slow the spread, just like y’all did here in Florida this summer. We’re going to protect the vulnerable. We’re going to save lives. With Joe Biden talking about shutting down our economy, under President Trump, we’re opening up America again.
Mike Pence: (35:12)
In the last five months, after losing 22 million jobs as the height of this pandemic, we’ve already seen 11 and a half million Americans go back to work, including more than 630,000 people back on the job right here in Florida.
Mike Pence: (35:29)
So we’re opening up America and we are opening up America’s schools. We just announced a few weeks back, we’re distributing a hundred million rapid tests to school nurses and administrators all across America, making it impossible that everywhere in this country, we can get our kids back in the classroom where they belong and keep them there safe and sound. So we’ve gone through a time of testing. But in just 19 days, we’re coming to a time for choosing, and the choice and this election has never been clearer. The stakes have never been higher. It’s amazing to think in the middle of a global pandemic, Joe Biden wants to raise taxes by $4 trillion. President Trump, we not only cut taxes across the board for businesses and families, but we’re going to keep cutting taxes for four more years.
Mike Pence: (36:37)
Joe Biden wants to bury our economy under an avalanche of red tape. The president had to remind him, in that presidential debate, that he supports the green new deal. It seemed like he forgot. He wants to put us back into the Paris Climate Accord. President Trump, we cut federal red tape, our air and land and water are the cleanest in history, and we’re also a net exporter of energy for the first time in 70 years.
Mike Pence: (37:08)
When it comes to trade, the contrast couldn’t be clearer. When we took office, half of our international trade deficit was with China. $500 billion a year we were losing to China. Joe Biden’s been a cheerleader for communist China all along the way. President Trump, he put China on notice. He said, “The era of economic surrender is over.” We imposed tariffs and we’re going to stand strong with China until they respect American workers and American property.
Mike Pence: (37:52)
And you all remember NAFTA, signed in 1995. Where I come from up in the Heartland, we literally saw entire communities shuttered as factories closed, as jobs move South of the border and overseas. It’s true. 60,000 factories were closed in all the years since NAFTA. The last administration was about to give up on manufacturing, remember? They said, “What magic wand do you have?” Well, we didn’t need a magic wand. We just needed President Donald Trump in the White House. NAFTA is gone, the USMCA is here to stay, and it’s a win for Florida. It’s a win for Florida workers and Florida agriculture. It’s amazing.
Mike Pence: (38:44)
The people of Florida deserved to know that Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, actually was one of only 10 senators to vote against the USMCA. Even though it was a huge win for agriculture in this state, and a huge win for manufacturing. Kamala Harris said, “The USMCA didn’t go far enough on climate change.”
Mike Pence: (39:02)
… USMCA didn’t go far enough on climate change. She actually put her radical environmental agenda ahead of American jobs and Florida jobs. And I promise you, with four more years of President Donald Trump, we’re always going to put American jobs and American workers first. When you look at their agenda, it’s clear. Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan horse for the radical left.
Mike Pence: (39:34)
Now, Joe Biden says that democracy is on the ballot, whatever that means. I think our economic recovery is on the ballot. Law and order are on the ballot. I think all the freedom loving people gathered here and your families know that there are things much more foundational and much more fundamental that are on the ballot. In this election, I think it’s not going to be so much whether America ends up more Republican or more Democrat, more conservative or more liberal, more red or more blue. I think the choice in this election is whether America remains American. It’s whether we’re going to allow Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the Democratic party to steer us on a path forged by the radical left toward more government, less freedom, and an inexorable path to socialism, whether we’re going to renew our commitment to all the ideals that have made this country great, of freedom and personal responsibility.
Mike Pence: (40:53)
It’s a choice so many families in this community understand better than most Americans. Many of your families in generations past actually fled tyrannies, like communist Cuba, socialist Venezuela, come to this land of freedom. You’ve heard tale, and some of you have seen the aftermath of the empty lives of those who would promise a free lunch, who would advance more government and less freedom. You’ve seen the end of the road where the leftist want to take us in America. And you also know the price that the heroes remembered at Memorial Cubana paid to stand for freedom.
Mike Pence: (41:39)
It’s humbling for me to stand here today with this grand memorial behind me, to think of heroes like Carlos Costa and Mario de la Pena. They were called brothers to the rescue in 1996. They loved freedom so much. They flew missions attempting to locate Cuban refugees who were trying to escape communist tyranny of Castro so they could drop relief supplies on them and radio their position to the coast guard. But you all know the story. Their mission of mercy was cut short when they were shut down over international waters by Cuban fighter jets. They were sons of Cuba. They were patriotic Americans and we rightly honor their memory in name and in deed.
Mike Pence: (42:43)
We’re inspired by their example, by what they were willing to do to advance the freedom in this nation and in this hemisphere in their time. We know they were driven by love for their families. We know they were driven by a love for freedom. And as a great Cuban American who fled Cuba as a child said at the Republican National Convention, and I quote Maximo said, “Right now, it’s up to us to decide our fate and to choose freedom over oppression.” He said, rightly, “You and I will decide.” But then he said, “Here’s what I’ve decided.” He said, “I choose President Trump because I choose America. I choose President Trump because I choose freedom.” So for our freedom and for our future, we need to decide right here and right now that Joe Biden will never be president of the United States. We’re going to reelect President Donald Trump for four more years. I want to thank you all for coming out today. And I want to thank you for the honor of serving as your vice president these last four years, the greatest honor in my life. And I’ve served alongside this president every day the last four years. I really didn’t know the Florida resident who became our president until he asked me to join the ticket. Some people think we’re a little different, but actually we’ve gotten to be very close friends. And I can tell you, I can tell you firsthand, there’s not a day gone by that President Trump hasn’t gotten up, turned his face like flint against the wind of unprecedented opposition and fought to keep the promises that he made to the American people. Now it’s our turn to fight for him. It’s on, Florida. We got to make it happen. Going to take all of us.
Mike Pence: (45:24)
So before I leave, I want to ask you to do a couple of things. First, before these 19 days are out, I need you to vote, Florida. I need you to vote for four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House. I checked on the way here. Early voting starts Monday, October 19th. And remember, you take advantage of early voting, friends don’t let friends vote alone. Bring a family member, bring a friend, bring a neighbor, and cast a vote for four more years.
Mike Pence: (46:04)
And secondly, after you’re done voting, I need you to keep on doing what you’re doing right now. Bring this incredible enthusiasm. Wear the hat, wear the shirt. Tell the story. Tell people, “I ran into Mike the other day out in the field, out on the fairgrounds. And he stood out there for like an hour, just giving us the top lines of everything we’ve been able to accomplish and all that we can do and the choice in this election.” I want you to talk to your neighbors and friends at work and worship every day. And when you do it, I encourage you to have faith. Have faith in the American people. I really do believe that a careful study of American history proves that every time the American people have been given a clear choice between a future built on freedom and a future built on less freedom, they choose freedom every single time. So go tell your neighbors and friends that freedom’s on the ballot on November the third.
Mike Pence: (47:11)
And lastly, I’d encourage you to have that other kind of faith as well. At the end of the vice presidential debate, I got a question from a little girl. She said that when she was watching television, it seemed like people arguing all the time, she wondered how we could bring our country back together. But as I’ve traveled across this country these last four years, I’ve become convinced that there will always be more that unites us in these United States than could ever divide us. And chief among those things is faith. It’s true. So if you’re of a mind to bow the head and bend the knee in the next 19 days, I encourage you to do that too.
Mike Pence: (47:58)
And when you pray, pray with confidence, mindful of those ancient words, that if his people who are called by his name will humble themselves and pray, in turn he’ll do like he’s always done in the long and storied history of this nation. He’ll hear from heaven and he’ll heal this land, this one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. So pray for America. Pray for all of the American people. It’ll make a difference.
Mike Pence: (48:49)
Men and women of Florida, time’s a wasting. You still got the better part of the rest of the day. Get out and tell the story. And I leave here today encouraged. I just know that if all of us do all that we need to do across the sunshine state and all across this country in every hour that remains between now and election day, we’re going to have a great victory all across Florida and all across America. We’re going to make Florida and America stronger than ever before. We’re going to make Florida and America safer than ever before. We’re going to make Florida and America more prosperous than you could possibly imagine. And with Rick Scott and Marco Rubio in a renewed Republican majority in the Senate, with Maria Salazar, Carlos Gimenez, Mario Diaz-Balart in a new Republican majority in the House with President Donald Trump in the White House for four more years and with God’s help, we will make America great again. Again. Thank you all very much. God bless you. God bless America. Let’s go get it done.