Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday evening is poised to be officially nominated as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump‘s vice presidential running mate.
While Trump has praised him for his accomplishments on jobs, tax cuts, infrastructure, and school funding, he has been targeted by Black activists for his record on voting rights protections, education for students of color, and his position on the death penalty.
Certainly his stance on the issues dovetail with his hard-line conservative views. In fact, Johnnie Morgan, a Black Republican delegate from California who voted to nominate Trump for president on Tuesday, told NewsOne in an interview outside the convention hall that a Trump-Pence ticket would be great for race relations because the team would help the nation’s economic recovery.
“People want to work,” he said.
Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, part of the Stump for Trump Girls (also known as Diamond & Silk), told NewsOne that the men would be great for African-American voters.
“With Donald Trump and his running mate, we get something different,” she said. “With Hillary Clinton, we get the same thing. African-Americans want to work just like everyone else and Donald Trump has pledged to do that.”
But few people in the halls at the convention are talking about Pence’s record as it relates to African-Americans in his home state.
The Rev. Dr. William Barber, the leader of the Moral Monday Movement in North Carolina that has spread to several states, led a campaign against the governor in 2014, including these three issues:
Source: NewsOne | Lynette Holloway