RNC: Mike Pence Calls Party to Unite around Trump in VP Acceptance Speech
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Jul 21
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence officially accepted his vice presidential nomination in a speech during the third day of the Republican National Convention yesterday, July 20.
The Christian Post reports that Pence was introduced by House Speaker Paul Ryan. Ryan gave a glowing introduction of Pence, highlighting his “solid character,” and noting that he is a man “who sees public service as a calling, not a career.”
“This man is a Reagan conservative through and through, pro-growth, pro-life, pro-strong defense," Ryan continued.
Pence thanked Ryan for his words, but noted, “He know that the introduction I prefer is much shorter. I’m a Christian, a Conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”
Pence went on to introduce himself to those gathered in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland for the RNC. He noted that his grandfather immigrated to the U.S. and he himself grew up in a small town in Indiana.
Pence then went on to praise Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump:
"Under Donald Trump, our deals will be smarter ... our soldiers will have what they need and our veterans will have what they earned. ... We will secure our borders and protect our nation. In all of this, and more, we will get serious. And when we do, this nation will start winning again.”
Pence urged Republicans to unite around Trump and to stop Hillary Clinton:
“Issue by issue, he and I will take our case to the voters--pointing out the failures of the Obama-Clinton agenda, and showing a better way. We will win the hearts and minds of the American people with an agenda for a stronger and more prosperous America.”
Pence added that he is committed to praying daily for wisdom, and would continue to do so as the nation’s vice president:
“Should I have the awesome privilege to serve as your vice president, I promise to keep faith with that conviction. To pray daily for a wise and 'discerning heart ... for who is able to govern this great people.' My fellow Americans, I believe we have come to another rendezvous with destiny, and I have faith ... faith in the boundless capacity of the American people and faith that God can still heal our land.
Publication date: July 21, 2016