WILMINGTON, North Carolina — Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence reviewed several scandals surrounding Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign at a Tuesday campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Pence also spoke about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s 5-point plan to “drain the swamp” in Washington D.C.
“Yesterday Donald Trump rolled out a 5-point plan to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.,” Pence said to the thunderous applause of the hundreds gathered. He then recapped some of that plan.
Trump’s 5-step plan is as follows:
First: I am going to institute a 5-year ban on all executive branch officials lobbying the government after they leave government service.
Second: I am going to ask Congress to institute its own 5-year ban on lobbying by former members of Congress and their staffs.
Third: I am going to expand the definition of lobbyist so we close all the loopholes that former government officials use by labeling themselves consultants and advisors when we all know they are lobbyists.
Fourth: I am going to issue a lifetime ban against senior executive branch officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.
Fifth: I am going to ask Congress to pass a campaign finance reform that prevents registered foreign lobbyists from raising money in American elections.
Trump tweeted out a campaign video along with the hashtag #DrainTheSwamp on Tuesday evening.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2016
Pence cited the front page of USA Today:
The nexus among private companies, Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton family Foundation is closer and even more complex than even Donald Trump claimed so far.” He continued in summary of the article, “At least a dozen families that gave money to the Clinton Family Foundation also lobbied the State Department suing lobbyists who doubled as major Clinton campaign fundraisers.
“And about a week ago when the media were chasin’ after a lot of other stories, emails came out,” said Pence, referencing the Wikileaks of emails between longtime Clinton operative John Podesta and numerous members of the Clinton camp and media. Pence also mentioned information released on Monday that indicates a State Department official offered quid pro quo to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to declassify an email Clinton sent while Secretary of State. “They found out that right after the earthquake in Haiti, just a couple years back…the State Department under Hillary Clinton actually directed contracts for rebuilding Haiti that they should be flagged for friends of the Clintons…”
“We’re gonna drain the swamp,” said Pence. “In order to restore the highest standard of ethics in the highest office in the land and throughout our national government we must make sure that Hillary Clinton is never elected President of the United States.”
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