Democratic Party of Georgia First Vice Chair Nikema Williams and U.S. Sen David Perdue, R-Ga., and former U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., had interesting reactions to the vice presidential debate yesterday between Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine.
“Mike Pence is about as extreme as Republicans come. He’s essentially been charged by Donald Trump to serve as his lead apologist for the campaign’s lies and divisive rhetoric. Throughout his career, Pence has been consumed with an obsession to defund Planned Parenthood, build barriers between women and access to health care, and villainize the LGBTQ community through discriminatory policies and legislation,” Williams said.
“Mike Pence has abused his roles in public office by targeting and attacking women. This is a man who cosponsored legislation to redefine rape, cosponsored legislation that would have allowed hospitals to deny abortions to pregnant women who would die without the care. …” Williams added.
On the other hand, Perdue said:
“Gov. Mike Pence knocked it out of the park, as we all knew he would. His deep experience as both the Governor of Indiana and as a Member of Congress really showed tonight. Once again, the contrast could not be more clear. Tim Kaine was desperate to interrupt with attacks and completely unable to defend Hillary Clinton’s failed foreign policy. Meanwhile… Pence demonstrated his strong command of the issues and was the only adult in the room. His ability to convey Donald Trump’s vision of economic growth and a strong national defense resonates with all Americans. The only way to truly change the direction of our country is by electing the Trump-Pence ticket in November.”
“I had the honor and privilege of working with Mike Pence while we were both in Congress,” Kingston said, “so it’s no surprise to me that Governor Pence absolutely nailed his debate performance. Mike Pence’s experience both as the sitting Governor of Indiana and as a former Member of the House of Representatives proves he is more than ready to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency. And, I can tell you as someone who worked closely with Mike Pence in Congress that his character, leadership, heart, and conservative principles are just what American needs. Together, Donald Trump and Mike Pence have the skills and leadership ability required to Make America Great Again.”