Pence's Record Doesn't Match Rhetoric in Campaign for Governor
INDIANAPOLIS- In response to Congressman Mike Pence's speech today in Indianapolis, Gregg for Governor Campaign Manager Rebecca Pearcey released the following statement:
"Mike Pence may be talking about jobs now that he's running for governor, but that rhetoric doesn't match his record. In 12 years in Congress he has never shown a commitment to jobs. So why the sudden change of heart?
"Throughout his career he hasn't focused on jobs, he hasn't focused on education, his only priority has been promoting a divisive social agenda. Just one year ago he stood on the steps of the US Capitol and called on Congress to shut down the federal government over his bill to deny funding to Planned Parenthood. Where was his focus on jobs then?
"As voters take a look at the issues in this election, they need to decide if they're going to trust rhetoric or his record."
In is convention speech, Mike Pence spent no time talking about his actual record. The truth is that his 12 years in Washington, DC has been spent on divisive social issues, not job creation.
"You know that I've been leading this fight to defund Planned Parenthood for about five years." - Mike Pence (Laura Ingraham Show interview, 5/16/11)
"Some would have us focus our energy on jobs and spending…you know we must not remain silent while great moral battles are being waged." - Mike Pence (Mike Pence Blasts Abortion Truce, January 24, 2011)
"Pence also rejected the notion that House Republicans should keep its focus on economic issues at the expense of social issues." (Pence: Don't Forget Social Issues, 11/18/10)
News Anchor - "I have it on good authority that you were adamant about making sure that there was some language in this pledge about social issues..." Pence - "I think it was important that Republicans made an affirmative statement in favor of traditional marriage in the Pledge to America...the Republicans are prepared to commit to deny all public funding for abortion at home and abroad and we will work to make that a government wide ban..." (Fox News Interview)