CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Vice-President Mike Pence feels Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee is “out of step” with the American people on many topics.
One of the topics where the former Indiana governor feels Biden is out of step is on the coronavirus pandemic. Biden told ABC last week during the Democratic National Convention that he “would shut it down” in referring to the U.S. economy in order to contain the spread of the virus.
“You have President Trump, who said ‘we are not going to shut this country down again’,” Pence said to Griff Jenkins on Fox News. “And to hear Joe Biden actually talking about shutting down out country again shows how out of step he is with the progress we’ve made in this country.”
At the DNC, Biden said a lot hangs in the balance in this election.
“This will determine what America is going to look like for a long, long time,” said Biden. “Character is on the ballot. Compassion is on the ballot. Decency, science, democracy. They’re all on the ballot.”
“I know Joe Biden said last week that democracy is on the ballot,” Pence said in response. “Well, President Trump and I believe the economy is on the ballot, the future of this country is on the ballot, and law and order is on the ballot.”
Pence said it was “astonishing” that Biden did not address the violence that has been happening throughout the U.S, especially violence connected to protests and riots over racial inequality in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Atlanta three months ago, and now the shooting of a black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin where riots have been happening the last three days.
When asked about whether he had his own aspirations to be president come 2024, Pence said that his focus right now is to get President Trump re-elected to a second term and that he feels “this is the most important election of our lifetime.”