(UnitedVoice.com) – Former Vice President Mike Pence is running for the Republican Party’s nomination against his former boss, Donald Trump. The ex-veep hasn’t gotten a lot of traction in the race so far, but he’s still plugging along. Recently, he told Newsmax what he plans to do on day one if he wins the White House.
On July 20, Pence appeared on Newsmax’s “The Record With Greta Van Susteren.” He told the show’s host that he intends to end government censorship of the First Amendment on his first day in office. He pointed to US District Judge Terry Doughty’s ruling on Independence Day that prohibited President Joe Biden’s administration from working with social media companies. Pence told Van Susteren that he was “grateful for the decision.” A higher court has placed an injunction on the conservative judge’s ruling, not allowing it to go into effect.
Pence went on to cite the campaign to suppress the New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop in October 2020, while he and Trump were in office. He called the suppression of the story by social media companies, who were worried about foreign interference in the race, “[o]ne of the real disgraces of the 2020 election.”
The former vice president told the Newsmax host that he’s happy the lawsuit regarding the current administration and social media companies is “moving forward.” He explained that America has to “reject censorship,” and promised to “defend the free flow of information” if the American people elect him to be their president.
To accomplish that goal, Pence will first have to convince the GOP that he’s the right man for the job. Currently, it’s not even clear if he will be on the debate stage with the other candidates because he hasn’t yet reached the 40,000 donor mark to qualify for it. He has said that he’s confident he will meet the threshold.
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