The highly unpopular former Vice President Mike Pence spoke to the Heritage Foundation this week and urged Republicans to support the Ukrainian war effort against Russia, which experts warn could lead to a possible Third World War.
“We must continue to provide Ukraine with the resources to defend themselves,” Pence said in a speech on Wednesday. “We must continue to bring economic pressure of the most powerful economy in the world on Russia, and we must continue to provide the generosity, compassion and prayers of the American people until Russia relents and until peace is restored,”
“I know there is a rising chorus in our party, including some new voices to our movement, who would have us disengage with the wider world, and abandon the traditional values of the heart of our movement,” Pence said, upset by the development.
“But appeasement has never worked, ever, in history. And now more than ever we need a conservative movement committed to America’s role as leader of the free world and as a vanguard of American values.”
Pence: "Calls to defund the FBI are just as wrong as calls to defund the police."
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 17, 2022
Pence has been strongly advocating for the U.S. to continue pouring billions of dollars into their proxy war with Russia, despite concerns from experts and even President Joe Biden, who warned that “nuclear Armageddon” could occur as a result of escalation.
The former Vice President even paid a visit to Ukraine in March of this year to ostensibly conduct a public relations stunt with refugees who were fleeing the war.
“There can be no room in the conservative movement for apologists for Putin,” Pence said. “There is only room in this movement for champions of freedom.”
Pence has been unfavorably viewed by tens of millions of Republican voters and has since received abysmal approval ratings since his perceived betrayal of 45th President Donald Trump following the controversial results of the November 2020 presidential election, particularly after he presided over the certification of Biden’s electoral votes on January 6.
Doubling down on his open disdain for the former president, Pence even defended the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after they conducted the massive raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida earlier this year.
According to Pence, “calls to defund the FBI are just as wrong as calls to defund the police.” He also hinted at a potential testimony before the partisan January 6 Committee.