MSNBC’s reporter Andrea Mitchell interviewed Vice President Mike Pence in Jerusalem and questioned him about getting political on a military base.
Mitchell asked: “You don’t think you were being too political also when you broke precedent and on a military base overseas, forward base, you told the troops that it was the Democratic minority responsible for the shutdown?”
To this, Pence replied: “I said there was a minority in the Senate. But Andrea, I was standing in front of Americans in uniform. Americans who every hour of the day are taking off and flying sorties in the fight against ISIS, and they were people who were facing a question of whether they were going to be paid, whether they and their families were going to get the benefits they earned.”
“And I wanted them to know that President Trump and I were standing with them, fighting for them, and we were going to get the government reopened, and we were going to stand with them every step of the way,” Pence added.
Mitchell still pressed Pence that even though he didn’t say the word “Democrats,” people knew who he was referring to.
Here are Americans in uniform on a far distant battlefield defeating the ISIS enemy in record time. It’s extraordinary to think of the progress we have made against ISIS in the last year—98% of the territory that ISIS had taken down over the last year, by exactly those soldiers I was standing amongst,” Pence said.
He added: “I wanted them to know that whatever was happening in Washington, D.C., the commander in chief had their back, and we were going to make sure this government reopened, they and their families got the benefits they deserve. And we welcome the bipartisan effort in the Senate, the strong support in the House to do just that.”
As I told our courageous troops in the Middle East, they & their families shouldn’t have to worry about whether they will be paid as they serve in the uniform of the U.S. They deserve better. We’re going to get this FIXED & will meet our obligations to them & their families. pic.twitter.com/Hhs1pvkPgc
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 21, 2018
For God sake… Has the media asked Obama why he is breaking precedence when slamming our current president, even on foreign soil? Or why he has formally organized against Trump? The left-wing media has to be willfully blind not to “see” their total double standard.
Or maybe they see it. They just don’t care!
And the VP had every right to tell the troops what he did! THEY are the ones fighting for us, and they need to be brought in on just what they are fighting for, and against! I have always respected President Trump’s decisions, and he couldn’t have made a better choice than VP Pence. So proud of both of them!!!
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