Oct 22, 2020
Mike Pence Fort Wayne, Indiana Campaign Speech Transcript October 22
VP Mike Pence held a campaign rally event in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 22. Read the transcript of his speech & remarks here.
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Mike Pence: (00:02)
Well hello, Indiana. Governor Holcomb, Congressman Banks, Congressmen Bucshon, Pastor Rick Hawks and Cathy, my fellow Hoosiers from near and far. It is great to be back home again. And it’s great to be back home in the Hoosier state, just 12 days away from another great victory all across Indiana, and all across America. So thank you all for coming out. And it’s a particular honor to be here with the man you just heard from a few moments ago. He’s actually the second ranking Republican in the United States House of Representatives, but America came to know him a few short years ago after tragedy struck in his life. They saw him as a man of courage, a man of convictions. I can tell you, he is one of the most courageous conservatives in the United States of America. Would you join me in thanking Congressman Steve Scalise? Thank you for being in the Hoosier state.
Mike Pence: (01:38)
Looking around here, I’m seeing so many good friends, I’m going to start to get all choked up. Finally, it’s great to be here with a man who’s literally been a friend of mine for decades. And I’d like to say that in 2016, he was the second most surprised man in Indiana. Literally, when I got the phone call to join the national ticket, it wasn’t too long before that, that he got a phone call to join my ticket. And he has simply gone on to be one of the best governors in America. Would you join me in thanking Governor Eric Holcomb? So good to be with so many friends, and if you have a chair, you can feel free to take it. But I’m here for one reason, and one reason only. And that is that Indiana and America need four more years of president Donald Trump in the White House. And right after you get that done, let’s get four more years of Governor Eric Holcomb in the State House.
Mike Pence: (03:03)
You know, four years ago, here in the Hoosier state and all across this country, a movement was born. It was a movement of everyday Americans from every walk of life. Here in Indiana, we believed we could be strong again. We believed we could be prosperous again. We said yes to President Donald Trump in 2016. And I know Indiana is going to say yes to four more years of President Donald Trump in 2020. And let’s make Indiana first on the board to reelect President Donald Trump.
Mike Pence: (03:54)
You know, the President is in Nashville today. He and I chatted this morning, and he headed out for a presidential debate. He is going to take the stage in just a few hours, and he is going to take the fight straight to Joe Biden. And I can’t wait.
Mike Pence: (04:22)
You know, just a few weeks ago we had a little vice-presidential debate out in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thank you. Some people think we did all right. But I can tell you, it was a privilege for me to be on that stage, to be able to talk about all that we’ve accomplished together over the last three and a half years, and what we can still do with four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House. I mean, think about it. Four years ago, we inherited a military that had been hollowed out by devastating budget cuts. An economy that was struggling to break out of the slowest recovery since the Great Depression. Terrorism was on the rise around the world. And we witnessed a steady assault on our most cherished values.
Mike Pence: (05:25)
But in three short years, we rebuilt our military. We revived our economy. We secured our border, supported law enforcement, and stood for life, liberty and the Constitution of the United States. I mean, it’s amazing to think what we accomplished in those first three years. It all starts of course, with our national defense. You know, after years of one budget cut after another, that literally caused a large portion of our Air Force to be kept on the ground the year we took office. To be used as spare parts to keep other aircraft in the air. President Donald Trump signed the largest investment in our national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan.
Mike Pence: (06:44)
And for me, it’s personal. When we started out in politics in Indiana 20 years ago, our kids were about the age of your kids, Jim. They were little, our son was six, our daughters were five and four. Now our son’s a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. And our daughter is married to a Navy pilot currently deployed. And I’m proud to report on their behalf, as your Vice President, and as a proud dad and proud father-in-law, we are finally giving our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard the support that they deserve. We’re doing it. And it’s not just been about those who wear the uniform and their families. It’s also been about all of you who served in our military in the course of your lives. In fact, before I go further, if you’re able to stand or just raise your hand, if you served in the Armed Forces of the United States, would you just raise your hand and let us be able to thank you one more time? Thank you for your service. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your service. God bless you.
Mike Pence: (08:20)
You know, when Joe Biden was Vice President, you all remember. America saw years of scandal at the VA that shocked the conscience of our nation. We literally had America’s heroic veterans dying in waiting lines, waiting for healthcare at our VA facilities. And when President Donald Trump walked into the Oval Office, all that changed. President Trump has signed the most sweeping reforms of the VA in 50 years. We fired more than 3,000 employees that weren’t getting our veterans the care they deserve. And Veteran’s Choice is now available for every veteran in America.
Mike Pence: (09:10)
And none of that would have been possible without our partners in the Congress. And standing here in his own hometown, I can tell you firsthand, none of that would have been possible without the extraordinary leadership of a veteran serving on the House Armed Services Committee, and the Veterans Committee. Would you join me in thanking Congressman Jim Banks, for being there for our veterans and our troops? Great job. What a great guy. So it’s been about providing for the common defense and being there for our veterans. And in our first three years, after Joe Biden spent eight years trying to spend and tax and regulate us, and bail us back to a growing economy, President Donald Trump created the greatest economy in American history. It’s true. It’s amazing to think, in the midst of a global pandemic, Joe Biden actually wants to raise taxes by four trillion dollars. President Trump, he cut taxes across the board for working families, and businesses large and small. We rolled back more federal red tape than any administration in history. We fought for free and fair trade, unleashed American energy, and in just three short years, businesses large and small created more than seven million good paying jobs, including 88,000 jobs right here in the Hoosier State. It’s amazing.
Mike Pence: (11:13)
In those first three years, unemployment reached a 50 year low, and wages rose at their fastest pace than any time in the last 10 years. And what means the most to the President and me, is wages rose most rapidly for hardworking, blue collar Americans. The forgotten men and women of America were forgotten no more. It’s true. And when it comes to jobs here in the Hoosier state, you know, I always used to tell people in Indiana, we do two things well. We make things and we grow things. And we sell them not only around the country, but we sell it all over the world, don’t we? So when it comes to trade, trade means jobs in Indiana.
Mike Pence: (12:02)
Y’all deserve to know when we took office, half of our international trade deficit was with Communist China. And Joe Biden never lifted a finger to do anything about it. In fact, Joe Biden has been a cheerleader for Communist China all along the way. He said the rise of China was a positive development, and he dismissed the notion that China was even a competitor of the United States. But under President Donald Trump, we put China on notice. We said, “The era of economic surrender is over.’ We imposed tariffs on China, and we’ll keep standing strong until they open up their markets to what we make and what we grow.
USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA. USA.
Mike Pence: (13:00)
And closer to home, we all remember NAFTA, right? In the 25 years after NAFTA was signed, here in Indiana and around the Heartland, we literally saw entire communities shuttered, as 60,000 factories were closed. And many of those jobs were moved south of the border and overseas. And again, Joe Biden and the Democrats always talked a lot about what was wrong with NAFTA, but they never did a thing to change it. But the man who wrote The Art Of The Deal, he got America a better deal. NAFTA is gone and the USMCA is here to stay.
Mike Pence: (13:41)
And when it comes to energy, Joe Biden and the radical left want to crush American energy and American jobs, under a two trillion dollar version of the green new deal. You know, the President-
Mike Pence: (14:03)
Version of the Green New Deal. The president had to remind him at the last presidential debate that he supported the Green New Deal. And he just might remind him again tonight. The Green New Deal on their campaign website is essentially the same as AOC’s Green New Deal, and that’s according to USA Today. The Green New Deal actually would require the retrofitting of 4 million business buildings, 2 million homes, would raise the cost of electricity for every home and business in Indiana and in America. President Trump, he’s been a champion for American energy. We ended the war on coal, expanded energy production all over America, and we’re now a net exporter of energy for the first time in 70 years. We’re energy independent. When Joe Biden was vice president, America actually lost 200,000 manufacturing jobs.
Mike Pence: (15:21)
And the president back then said they were never coming back. I got to tell you, I don’t have to tell you out here in Indiana. I mean, there’s people on the East Coast and the left coast like to call this part of the country back in those days, the Rust Belt remember? And there was a lot of rust on the belt buckle when they were running things. Remember President Obama four years ago when he talked about those 200,000 manufacturing jobs were gone? He said they were gone for good. He 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. 500,000 manufacturing jobs in the first three years, including nearly 10,000 right here in the Hoosier state. And I got to tell you that’s a credit to hardworking Hoosiers. That’s a credit to this president and his policies our allies in the Congress supported. But I also want to say it’s also a credit to a governor who believes in Indiana manufacturing and has fought for Hoosier jobs. Join me in thanking Governor Eric Holcomb for putting Hoosier workers first.
Mike Pence: (16:55)
So the choice could not be more clear even when it comes to healthcare. And you all remember the disaster of Obamacare, right? Remember all the lies of Obamacare. They said, “If you like your doctor, you can keep him.” Wasn’t true. They said, “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it.” That wasn’t true either. They said health insurance premiums would go down. When we took office, health insurance premiums had doubled since Obamacare became law. Now Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, they got a plan that exports socialized medicine from Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for all plan. They call it a public option to put right in the middle of Obamacare and it’ll set our nation on an inexorable path to socialized medicine. But under President Donald Trump, we got rid of the individual mandate and we’ve been fighting to lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government. We have lowered the cost of prescription drugs. We pass right to try, and we’re going to improve the greatest healthcare system in the world with free market principles, and America will never be a socialist country. We’ve been improving healthcare in this country and we’re going to keep improving it. And I got to give one more credit where credit’s due folks. There’s a doctor who became a Congressman. He represents a district down near Evansville, Indiana, but he was one of the leading voices on free market healthcare reform that respects the doctor patient relationship in America. Would you join me in thanking Indiana Congressman Larry Bouchard. Thank you, doc. We got a doc in the house. To my fellow Hoosiers, we have a choice to make on this economy.
Mike Pence: (19:34)
I really believe it’s a choice between a Trump recovery and a Biden depression. There was a recent study that just came out that said Joe Biden’s economic policies would cause America to lose 5 million jobs, and it would cost the average family household income, $6,500 a year. So the question I want you to ask your family members and your neighbors and your coworkers and friends in the next 12 days is that, “Who do you really think is going to bring this economy all the way back,” a career politician who spent 47 years in Washington, DC raising taxes, growing government, waving a white flag of economic surrender on trade, or a proven job creator who will keep cutting taxes, fighting for American jobs and workers for our families, for our jobs, for the great American comeback?” We need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House.
Mike Pence: (20:51)
That’s what we need. So we’ve stood for our national security, we’ve stood for prosperity, fought for American jobs, American energy and American workers. And every single day, President Donald Trump has stood for the rule of law. As I stand here today, our president has confirmed more than 230 federal judges and they are all principled conservatives who will uphold the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech and the second amendment, right to keep and bear arms. Incredible. In the last month, we paused as a nation right lead, honor the life and service of the late 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 Hoosier woman to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Indiana is proud of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. What an amazing person. Now the President and I did call on the Democrats to give Judge Barrett a respectful and dignified confirmation this time around. We have reason to be concerned. You might remember a couple of years ago when she was being confirmed to the Court of Appeals. The ranking Democrat on the judiciary committee actually said she was just concerned because Judge Barrett’s Catholic faith. She actually said, “The dogma lives loudly within you,” and Hollywood elites have already been criticizing Judge Barrett’s faith and her convictions. 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. Now the Senate’s going to vote this Monday. They got her out of committee today. And after they discharged their duty to advise and consent, I’ll make a prediction. Indiana’s Judge Amy Coney Barrett is going to become America’s Justice Amy Coney Barrett. We’re going to fill that seat. Now, Hoosiers deserve to know one more thing about the Supreme Court. After 150 years with nine judges on the Supreme court, leading Democrats in Washington, DC are talking about packing the court. They’re talking about adding seats to the Supreme Court, so they can appoint activist liberal judges to enact their liberal agenda from the bench.
Mike Pence: (25:21)
And Joe Biden has been all over the map on this. First, he said he wasn’t going to answer it. Then, he said he was going to answer it after Judge Barrett was confirmed. Now, he just told a television interview that he’s going to answer the question after the election. He called it a live ball. Come on man. The American people deserve a straight answer, Joe. When you’re running for the highest office in the land, we got to know if you’re going to respect the highest court in the land. I mean, we all know what’s going on here, right? I mean, I was born in the morning, but not yesterday morning. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to pack the court with liberal activist judges to advance their left wing agenda if they win the election, but we’re not going to let it happen. We’re going to reelect President Donald Trump for four more years and protect an independent judiciary for generations to come.
Mike Pence: (26:54)
So we’ve stood for the rule of law, appointed judges at every level. And we’ll stand for that independent judiciary, and President Donald Trump has stood every day with the men and women who serve on the thin blue line of law enforcement. We always will. During my years as a Congressman from this state, and as your governor, I saw up close incredible caliber of the men and women of law enforcement, city police officers, county sheriffs, our great Indiana state police. And as I’ve traveled around this country, I can tell you. The men and women who serve in law enforcement across the state and nation are some of the best people in this country, and they deserve the respect of every American every day.
Mike Pence: (28:04)
… our law enforcement officers who are here.
Mike Pence: (28:24)
Now, the president and I will always support the right of peaceful protest. It’s enshrined in our Constitution. But rioting and looting is not peaceful protest. Burning businesses is not free speech. Now, for months, all Joe Biden talked about all summer long was peaceful protests. Remember? As Americans literally watched businesses in cities around the country burn to the ground.
Mike Pence: (28:52)
I’ll never forget being in Minneapolis just a couple short weeks ago with a wonderful African-American business owner named Flora Westbrook. She started a little salon in Minneapolis 35 years ago. It really became a center of the community. She told me about the night, just a couple of nights after the killing of George Floyd, how she watched the protesters come closer and closer and closer to her little salon until they burned it to the ground. Well, I’m proud to report to you that Flora is getting a lot of support, and we’re going to rebuild that salon.
Mike Pence: (29:33)
The truth is her story is one of hundreds and hundreds of stories impacting families of every race and creed and color in major cities around the country. And the truth is Joe Biden’s policies, I believe, the policies that he doubled down on, are contributing to the atmosphere of violence in our cities. When you start to withdraw support or even condemn those who support people that protect and serve, you only embolden those who would do harm to our families and our communities.
Mike Pence: (30:27)
Now, Joe Biden explains all of it by saying that he believes America is “systemically racist,” and he and Kamala Harris say all the time that they think police in this country have an “implicit bias” against minorities. When Joe Biden was asked if he’d cut funding to law enforcement, he said, “Yes, absolutely.” But under President Donald Trump, I’ll make you a promise, we are not going to defund the police, not now, not ever. We’re going to back the blue, and we’re going to back the blue for four more years.
Mike Pence: (31:11)
Now, you and I know what the president knows, and that is we don’t have to choose between supporting law enforcement and supporting our African-American neighbors and families and other minorities and families in our major cities. We’ve done both for the last three and a half years, and we’ll keep doing both for four more years. Under this administration, we’ve provided record funding for law enforcement, 4,000 new police officers on the street. This summer, when violence was impacting our cities, we launched Operation Legend, named after a four-year-old little boy who was killed in his bed by violence, and we’ve already arrested 3,000 violent offenders in cities across the country.
Mike Pence: (32:04)
But at the same time, the last three and a half years, I couldn’t be more proud to be vice president in an administration that saw the lowest unemployment ever recorded for African-Americans. We have fought for school choice for every family in every city in America. We created 8,000 Opportunities Zones. We passed criminal justice reform, and this president signed the largest investment in historically black colleges and universities ever.
Mike Pence: (32:43)
We’re going to stand with law enforcement, we’re going to stand with our minority communities, and we’re going to have law and order in every city, in every state, for every American of every race and creed and color, so help us God. Finally, when it comes to values, when Joe Biden was vice president, we saw a steady assault on the religious freedom of Americans of every faith. We did. Conscience rights of doctors and nurses and religious charities were compromised. When Joe Biden was vice president, their administration actually hauled the Little Sisters of the Poor into federal court to force them to compromise their faith to live under the mandates of Obamacare. President Donald Trump, we restored the conscience rights of doctors and nurses and teachers and religious charities, and President Trump ended the assault on the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Supreme Court made it permanent.
Mike Pence: (34:11)
Finally, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to the moment of birth and are calling for record increases in funding to the largest abortion provider in America. I couldn’t be more proud to be vice president to the most pro-life president in American history. In our first month in office, this president reinstated the Mexico City policy to make sure taxpayer dollars would never provide or promote abortion, and President Trump signed a bill that allowed states across America to defund Planned Parenthood. We have stood for the unborn, and we will stand for the right to life for four more years.
Mike Pence: (35:34)
In our first three years, if you’re taking notes, we rebuild our military, we revive the economy, we stood for law and order and liberties and life. Let me say, none of that would have been possible without the strong and consistent support of Indiana’s delegation to the United States Congress. So, Hoosiers, right after you reelect President Donald Trump for four more years, we need to send Congressman Jim Banks, Congressman Larry Bucshon back to a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives and retire Nancy Pelosi once and for all. I want Steve Scalise leading a Republican majority in the Congress.
Mike Pence: (36:56)
Really, when you look at what we were able to accomplish when we had a Republican House and a Republican Senate, all the progress we made as a nation in those first three years, there’s only one way you can describe it. In three short years, we made America great again. We did.
Mike Pence: (37:13)
Then 2020 arrived, and the coronavirus struck from China. But I’m here to tell you, before the first documented case of community spread in the United States, President Trump did what no American president had ever done in our history. He suspended all travel from China, the second largest economy in the world. It’s true. Now, Joe Biden called that xenophobic, remember? He actually said it was hysterical. He wrote in a major newspaper that closing down travel from any country would make things worse, but I can tell you firsthand having led the White House Coronavirus Task Force for the last eight months, President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend all travel from China saved untold American lives, and it bought us invaluable time to stand up the greatest national mobilization since World War II. It’s true.
Mike Pence: (38:42)
We reinvented testing. We began, before the month of February was out, to develop new medicines, to begin the process of developing a vaccine. We saw to the manufacturing, including here in Indiana, of billions of medical supplies for our incredible doctors and nurses and healthcare workers and first responders. And before the end of this year, we are going to have the first safe and effective coronavirus vaccine with tens of millions of doses for the American people. That’s what leadership looks like.
Mike Pence: (39:20)
Now, we have a ways to go, and we all have a role to play, but I promise you every step of the way, we’re going to keep making sure that our doctors and nurses in hospitals have the supplies and the medicines and the resources to give any Hoosier that’s impacted by this pandemic the level of care that we’d want a member of our family to have. We’re going to keep working to slow the spread, to protect the vulnerable, to save lives. Where Joe Biden is talking about shutting down our economy, we’re opening up America again. We’re doing it. After losing 22 million jobs at the height of this pandemic, it’s amazing, we’ve already seen 11 and a half million Americans go back to work in just five months, including almost 300,000 people right here in the Hoosier state. We’re working every day to open up America again, and we are opening up America’s schools. I’m proud to report to you Mrs. Pence is already back teaching in a classroom in that little Christian school near Washington, D.C. It really is remarkable to think about all that we accomplished.
Mike Pence: (40:56)
Men and women, we gather here today because we’ve just passed through a time of testing, but in 12 days, we’re coming to a time for choosing. The choice in this election has never been clearer. The stakes have never been higher. When you look at their agenda of higher taxes, open borders, socialized medicine, abortion on demand, a Green New Deal, defunding the police, and packing the courts, it’s clear. Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan horse for the radical left. Now, Joe Biden said at their convention that democracy is on the ballot. Well, I think our economic recovery is on the ballot. I think law and order are on the ballot. But I also believe there are things much more foundational and fundamental to who we are.
Mike Pence: (42:02)
And fundamental to who we are. They’re on the ballot as well. You know in this election, I think it’s not just whether America is going to end up more conservative or more liberal, more Republican or more Democrat, more red or more blue. I think the choice in this election is whether America remains America. It’s whether we’re going to chart a course based on our highest ideals of freedom, patriotism, liberties, faith, and family or whether we’re going to let Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, the Democratic party, take us down a pathway charted by the radical left. To socialism and American decline. So let me say for our freedom, for all the ideals that have always made America great, my fellow Hoosiers, we have 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.
Mike Pence: (43:29)
It’s about what we’ve done. It’s about the choice and it’s about what we have yet to do. Over the next four years, as the President said, we will distribute the vaccine and defeat the China virus. We will maintain America’s unrivaled military might and ensure peace through strength. We will make Indiana and America, the manufacturing superpower of the world and end our reliance on China. We’ll uphold religious liberty, freedom of speech, the right to keep and bear arms. We’ll hire more police. We’ll ban sanctuary cities and we will stop the indoctrination of our students and restore patriotic education to our schools.
Mike Pence: (44:42)
And as President Trump said at Mount Rushmore, we’ll teach our kids to love our country, honor our history and always respect our great American flag. Folks. I got to tell you, it’s great to be back home again. It really is and I want to thank you. Thank you for coming out today, but thank you for the honor of serving as your vice president. It’s the greatest honor of my life.
Mike Pence: (45:33)
I can tell all of you, Karen and I know that everything in our life is a result of the grace of God, the support of my family and the confidence of the people of Indiana and we will never let you down. Thank you so much for believing in me. Yeah, it’s hard for me to believe that four years have passed. It’s hard for me to believe that four years have passed since the day I got the phone call to join this national ticket. I’ll never forget it. Like all of you in this room, I saw in our candidate four years ago, a man who had the leadership qualities who had the vision who had the agenda to make America great.
Mike Pence: (46:45)
We got tipped off that the phone call was going to come in at the governor’s residence. It was about 11 o’clock at night. Karen and I had prayed all the way through it. We knew we were going to say yes, in a heartbeat. And then the phone rang and I picked up the phone and I heard that familiar voice over the phone lines. And he said, “Mike, it’s going to be great.” And you know what? It’s been great every single day and we’re going to make it greater for four more years. Before I got that phone call, the president and I didn’t even know each other that well. I mean, some people think we’re a little bit different. But I can tell you we’ve become very close friends.
Mike Pence: (47:46)
I’ve served alongside this man every day and I’m going to tell my fellow Hoosiers from my heart. I’ve seen him when the bright lights are off, there’s no cameras around and I can tell you firsthand. Against unrelenting opposition by the Democrats and their allies in the national media, there’s never been a day gone by that this president hasn’t gotten up and fought to keep the promises that he made to the people of Indiana. Now it’s our turn to fight for him. It’s on Indiana. This is it. So I got a couple of things I got to ask you to do before I get back on that airplane you all have made it possible for me to ride in the next 12 days.
Mike Pence: (48:45)
First and foremost, number one, you need to vote Indiana. Vote to reelect President Donald Trump to the White House. Early voting has already started. Karen and I are going to be turning in our ballots tomorrow down in Indianapolis. You can get it done too. You just go down to the Memorial Coliseum. They’re open 8:00 to 4:30 every day. Just go down. And remember friends, don’t let friends vote alone. Bring a family member, bring a neighbor, bring a coworker and vote to reelect President Trump. Vote to reelect Governor Holcomb, vote to reelect Congressmen Banks, vote Republican.
Mike Pence: (49:44)
So number 1, after you vote with a friend, number 2, I want you to go tell somebody what your heard here today. I want you to go tell somebody why you came here today. I see the determination on your faces. I know you already know the difference this president’s leadership has made, the difference our allies in the Congress have made, coming alongside his agenda for a stronger more prosperous America.
Mike Pence: (50:19)
So go tell somebody, talk to people at worship and at work and far beyond the boundaries of Indiana. Reach out to neighbors and friends, send out an email, pick up the phone, tweet if you must, but let people know why you so passionately support this president and this team and this agenda and all that we can do for four more years. And finally, lastly, I would tell you that if you’re inclined to bow the head and bend the knee over the next 12 days, I’d encourage you to do that too. I know Pastor Hawkes got us off on the right foot at this rally. The little girl turned in a question during that vice presidential debate. She talked about us. She turned on the TV and it just seems like people were more divided than ever before. But I tried to tell her then, and I believe in my heart that after traveling all across this country on this journey, that Indiana sent me on so many years ago, I’ll always believe that there’s more that unites these United States of America than could ever divide us and chief among those things is faith. This is a nation of faith.
Mike Pence: (51:57)
So I encourage you in this momentous time, in the midst of a global pandemic as our economy and our America’s getting back on our feet and beginning to move forward, facing such a dramatic choice, I just encourage you to pray, pray with confidence though. In those ancient words that Americans have clung to through much more challenging times than we could even imagine. If his people who are called by his name will humble themselves and pray and 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.
Mike Pence: (52:51)
This is 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 and I just know in my heart, if all of us do all that we need to do in every hour that remains between now and the closing polls, we’re going to have a great victory all across Indiana and all across America. We’re going to make Indiana and America stronger than ever before. We’re going to make Indiana and America more prosperous than you could possibly imagine. We’re going to make Indiana and America more united than ever before. And the Congressman Jim Banks, Congressman Larry Bucshon and Steve Scalise’s back in a new Republican majority on Capitol Hill with Governor Eric Holcomb back in the State House. With President Donald Trump back in the White House for four more years and with God’s help, we will make America great again, again. Thank you very much, Indiana. God bless you and God bless America. Let’s go get it done.