Vice President Michael Pence said the immigration offer put forward by President Trump on Saturday is an "effort to compromise" with Democrats in Congress and find a solution for ending the longest shutdown in history. "What the president articulated yesterday was a good faith, common-sense compromise, where the president laid out his priorities: building a physical barrier on the southern border, a steel barrier. New resources for Border Patrol, humanitarian assistance, technology," Pence said on "Face the Nation" Sunday. "But the president also announced that he'd be willing to support legislation that provides temporary relief, three year of temporary legal status for those in the DACA program and also those who have Temporary Protected Status." "It really is an effort to compromise," he added. Pence said he expects Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on the president's proposal on Tuesday. Transcript: Vice President Mike Pence on "Face … [Read more...] about Pence says Trump’s latest immigration offer “is an effort to compromise” with Democrats
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Friday slammed a suggestion by Michael Flynn's lawyers that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser lied to the FBI not even a month into his tenure because he was caught off guard when two agents approached him, CNN reports. However, Mueller's office said it would not change its recommendation that Flynn receive no jail time, given he has accepted responsibility for his actions and cooperated with the special counsel.Mueller on Friday also released memos written by the FBI agents, and emphasized that when Flynn lied to them on Jan. 24, 2017, about the substance of his policy conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, he had already lied to several members of Trump's team and was "committed to his false story" that he and Kislyak did not discuss sanctions. The FBI memos make clear that top Justice Department and bureau officials knew that Flynn's public story about his calls with Kislyak differed than what he … [Read more...] about Special Council’s Team Slams Michael Flynn’s Criticism Of 2017 FBI Interview
Maureen Groppe USA TODAY Published 6:42 PM EST Dec 3, 2018 WASHINGTON – A note that George H. W. Bush penned to a young Navy pilot in August may well have captured the essence of the late president, Vice President Mike Pence told the nation Monday at a Capitol Hill ceremony honoring Bush. The note was sent to Pence's son after Michael Pence made his first tailhook landing as a marine aviator on an aircraft carrier named after Bush. Pence had asked Bush if he would sign a picture of the flight deck. Although Bush's autographing days were over, Bush sent the photo along with a note. "Though we have not met, I share the pride your father has for you during this momentous occasion," Bush wrote. "And I wish you many CAVU days ahead." The acronym stands for Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited, a phrase used by Navy pilots to describe the weather they want when flying off of an aircraft carrier. But CAVU, Bush once told his children, could also describe his own … [Read more...] about George H.W. Bush honored by Vice President Pence with the acronym CAVU.
Vice President Mike Pence, in a surprise visit to the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Ga., Tuesday, pledged the “full support of the Administration, USDA and Congress to bring Southwest Georgia and the Sunbelt region back and make it better than before,” on his way to tour the area ravaged by Hurricane Michael. Pence, in brief remarks at the annual Southeast Farmer of the Year Awards luncheon, said, “We will stay with you until we succeed.” He told the crowd gathered to honor the farmer of the year that he had planned to visit the region and decided to visit the Sunbelt Ag Expo, “When we heard that an agricultural expo was still going on. But I was not surprised.” He praised Southwest Georgia farmers for their resilience, their character and their faith. “You are an inspiration to the American people,” he said. “Damage from the hurricane goes far beyond loss to businesses and homes. It has had a drastic impact on Sunbelt … [Read more...] about VP Pence makes surprise Sunbelt Expo visit in wake of hurricane
Jeff Bollier and Doug Schneider Green Bay Press-Gazette Published 3:27 PM EDT Oct 10, 2018 GREEN BAY – Stormy weather didn't dampen the spirits of supporters who lined up for a chance to meet Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday afternoon. Several dozen supporters stood in the rain on a tarmac at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport for a chance to shake hands with Pence, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir and U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher. Pence visited Green Bay Wednesday afternoon for a fundraiser with Walker and Vukmir at the Oneida Country Club before heading to Eau Claire Wednesday evening for another fundraiser. As families in the Florida Panhandle brace for Hurricane Michael, Pence said Walker’s response to severe storms that caused damage and flooding across Wisconsin over the last six weeks is just one example of why Walker deserves a third term as governor. “Wisconsin saw firsthand a few … [Read more...] about Vice President Mike Pence comes to Green Bay for Walker, Vukmir fundraiser