Vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence tells voters in Granville, Pennsylvania that the choice in this election is about security, prosperity, the Supreme Court of the United States and the integrity of the highest office in the land.
“You cannot lead people that you loathe,” Pence, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s running mate, told Pennsylvania voters as he remarked that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s contempt for millions of Americans should mean that she is disqualified from leading the people of the United States. Pence had made the comment earlier that day in an exclusive with Breitbart News.
Clinton previously called half of Trump supporters the “basket of deplorables,” “irredeemable,” and “not America.” Clinton later expressed regret for saying “half,” a fact that Pence reminded America of in Tuesday night’s Vice Presidential debate against Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine.
Pence told the enthusiastic crowd at the Granville Volunteer Fire Company that Trump will stand with the law enforcement community and first responders and will restore law and order to every community in Pennsylvania and this nation.
The choice in this election is about security, prosperity, SCOTUS, and integrity in the highest office in the land, Pence told the crowd. When people are looking for change, the other side has put up a candidate that “literally personifies a failed establishment in WADC,” said Pence.
He brought up Clinton’s mishandling of classified information on a private server, deleting of emails and referenced the Clinton Foundation when he spoke of the Hillary and former President Bill Clinton setting up a private foundation that allowed the taking tens of millions from foreign governments. Under U.S. election law, foreign donors cannot give money to U.S. candidates.
Pence told the battleground Pennsylvania crowd to tell their fellow voters:
If you want a President who will cut taxes, grow this economy, squeeze every nickel out of that bloated federal bureaucracy and repeal Obamacare lock stock and barrel and then you tell ‘em, tell ‘em if you want a President who will build a wall, secure our borders, and enforce the laws of this nation for the citizens of this nation and if you want a president, if you want a president who will upend the status quo in Washington D.C. and uphold the Constitution of the Untied States of America, then you gotta tell your neighbors and friends you’ve got have one choice, if you want all of that. And I’m here to tell you, you can tell ‘em I told you…that man is ready. This team is ready. This movement is ready. Let’s go make sure Pennsylvania is ready. And we will make Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States of America and we will make America Great Again.
Donald Trump called me, a couple of times, right after the debate was over and he said, Mike you did great. And some people this I won…from where I sat Donald Trump won that debate. Donald Trump’s vision to Make America Great Again won that debate.
Pence made similar comments earlier at his Shenandoah Valley rally at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Even a Democrat-leaning CNN poll of debate watchers showed Pence winning the night over Kaine. That poll also showed the 29 percent of those polled moved toward voting for Trump after watching the VP debate.
Pence continued, “…and when we take that vision to every corner of Pennsylvania and every corner of the United States of America, that man and that vision is gonna win that debate all the way to the White House.”
Pence tweeted out photos of the crowd gathered at the Granville Volunteer Fire Company:
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 6, 2016
This CNN video producer said of the mood at the rally:
.@mike_pence takes the stage more than an hr late in Grantville, PA but the crowd is one of the loudest I've seen for him tonight.
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) October 6, 2016
Fox News field producer Dan Gallo remarked that Pence met with Amish leaders before the rally:
After meeting privately w/Amish leaders for about 30 minutes in Lancaster, Pence is headed to Grantville, PA for a night time rally.
— Dan Gallo (@dangallo) October 5, 2016
Politico reporter Matthew Nussbaum tweeted:
The crowd here in Grantville, Pa. is fired up, and Pence is matching their energy — impressive after a late night and a day on the road.
— Matthew Nussbaum (@MatthewNussbaum) October 6, 2016
Recent polls in battleground state Pennsylvania show Clinton up between one and ten percent. RealClearPolitics shows a average of recent polls puts Clinton up just 4.4 percent.
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