Vice President Mike Pence Saturday hailed the accomplishments of the Trump administration and criticized former President Barack Obama for taking credit for its successes in a speech at the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.
Speaking at the evangelical conservative political conference hosted by the Family Research Council, Pence listed the administration’s actions in the last two years that many Christians have supported, such as reinstating the Mexico City Policy that bans U.S. government funding of abortions overseas, promoting religious liberty worldwide, and moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Pence said that despite repeated promises from the last four administrations, “President Donald Trump kept his word to the American people and our most cherished ally when we opened the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, the capital of the state of Israel.”
He further criticized Obama for .” In a speech on the campaign trail for Democratic candidates, Obama said, “When you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started.”
“Well, I have a message for our former president: President Obama, you presided over the weakest economic expansion since the Great Depression. When we took over this economy was growing by less than 2 percent, and now it’s growing by more than 4 percent. This economy isn’t growing because of your policies, it’s booming because we’ve been rolling back your policies,” Pence retorted.
“While the last administration raised taxes on the American people, this president and this Congress passed the largest tax cuts in American history — that’s promises made and promises kept,” he said.
One of Obama-era policies the Trump administration has reversed is one that made it hard for state governments to defund Planned Parenthood. Trump signed a bill into law in April 2017 that allows states to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
Similarly, this year, the Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a new division to defend the conscience rights of medical professionals who hold moral or religious objections to abortion or gender reassignment surgery.
“It was my great honor, as the president of the Senate, it was my great honor to cast the tie-breaking vote for a bill that President Trump signed to empower states to defund Planned Parenthood,” Pence said.
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Source: Christian Post