Pence calls for continued support of Republicans


Associated Press

CINCINNATI

Vice President Mike Pence used a trip to swing state Ohio on Tuesday to ask Americans for their support of Republican leaders who will bolster President Donald Trump’s administration.

Pence highlighted the administration’s work during the event at a downtown Cincinnati hotel, telling crowd: “Tell your friends about what we’ve done.”

Pence was scheduled to promote Trump’s tax reforms but instead emphasized the importance of keeping Republicans in control of Congress, as Democrats aim to reclaim House seats during midterm elections in November.

“Leave today with a burden in your heart,” Pence said. “Determine that you’re going to keep standing with the men and women who stand with this administration.”

Pence criticized Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio for voting against Trump’s tax proposals, and measures that would crack down on sanctuary cities, repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and defund Planned Parenthood.

If Brown doesn’t vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, “Ohio needs to send us a new U.S. senator who will,” Pence said.

Pence heavily praised Brown’s GOP opponent, Rep. Jim Renacci, and was scheduled to attend one of the congressman’s campaign events later Tuesday.

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