CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As expected, Vice-President Mike Pence has accepted the Republican Party’s nomination to serve four more years as the Vice President of the United States.
At the in-person gathering of the Republican National Convention, the former governor of Indiana spoke before a small crowd at Fort McHenry in Maryland. where he gave a rousing speech for the second time in three days as part of the convention.
“America needs four more years of President Trump in the White House,” Pence exclaimed. “So with gratitude for the confidence that President Donald Trump has placed in me, the support of our Republican Party, and by the grace of God, I humbly accept your nomination to run and serve as vice-president!”
As he accepted the nomination, Pence called on an end to recent waves of violence across the country as the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin as rekindled riots and protests in the name of racial equality.
“In these challenging times, our country needs a president who believes in America,” Pence said. “To meet any challenge. Defeat any foe. Last week Joe Biden didn’t say a word about the violence and chaos engulfing cities across this country. Let me be clear… the violence must stop!”
Pence said Biden would favor cutting funding to law enforcement and accused the Democratic nominee of pushing to “double-down on policies that are leading to violence in America’s cities.”
As for the coronavirus pandemic, Pence called the United States a “country of miracles” in response to Biden’s statement that “no miracle is coming” in finding solutions to stopping it.
During Pence’s speech, Biden was on Twitter and said: “180,000 people have died from this COVID crisis. And the heartbreaking truth is that it didn’t have to happen this way.”
Pence was joined by his wife Karen Pence at the convention as well where she spoke ahead of his acceptance speech. She used the time to talk about her initiative to help military families, especially those who have lost loved ones.
President Trump is expected to accept the Republican nomination for president tonight.