Mike Pence Wastes No Time, Blasts 'Far-Left Agenda' of Democratic Debate


The first debate of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary was not through its second commercial break Wednesday night when Vice President Mike Pence made his first remarks on the vast pool of candidates and their policy prescriptions.

After several rounds of questioning on increased taxes, public health care and unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion, the vice president took the opportunity to point out just how far the 10 Democrats on stage are from heartland America.

“Democrats are in Miami tonight to make their case for more taxes, more regulation, and less freedom,” Pence wrote in a tweet.

“Their far-left agenda is out-of-touch with the American people,” he added.

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Pence did not stop with swipes at the Democrats attempts to constantly one-up one another on every progressive policy mentioned.

He proceeded, reminding voters that President Donald Trump and his administration have been hard at work on deregulating and growing the economy for more than two years.

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And that electing any of the debaters — which included former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar — would only result in tax hikes and regulatory burdens for the average American.

“The last 2.5 years under @realDonaldTrump have been 2.5 years of action, 2.5 years of results, and 2.5 years of promises made and promises kept!” Pence wrote in another tweet.

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“Since Election Day 2016, businesses large and small have created over 5.8 million new jobs. 2020 Democrats want to roll back that progress,” the vice president wrote.

“We can’t let that happen.”

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Andrew J. Sciascia was the supervising editor of features at The Western Journal. Having joined up as a regular contributor of opinion in 2018, he went on to cover the Barrett confirmation and 2020 presidential election for the outlet, regularly co-hosting its video podcast, "WJ Live," as well.
Andrew J. Sciascia was the supervising editor of features at The Western Journal and regularly co-hosted the outlet's video podcast, "WJ Live."

Sciascia first joined up with The Western Journal as a regular contributor of opinion in 2018, before graduating with a degree in criminal justice and political science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and worked briefly as a political operative with the Massachusetts Republican Party.

He covered the Barrett confirmation and 2020 presidential election for The Western Journal. His work has also appeared in The Daily Caller.