TUCSON, Ariz. — Vice-President Mike Pence is not shying away from Joe Biden’s pick as his running mate.
Biden, who is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has chosen California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his vice-president should he win the November election. Harris fits the mold that Biden had talked about in the weeks leading up to his decision that he intended to choose a woman of color.
Pence, the former governor of Indiana, spoke at an event in Arizona Tuesday where he accepted the endorsement of President Trump’s re-election bid from the Arizona Police Association.
“As you all know, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have been overtaken by the radical left. So given their promises of higher taxes, open borders, socialized medicine, and abortion on demand, it’s no surprise that he chose Senator Harris,” Pence said.
Pence took shots at Democrats for supporting efforts to defund police departments across the United States. He referenced the push in Seattle, Washington where the city council has voted to slash funding for the city’s police department and with that cut hundreds of jobs.
“Law enforcement isn’t the problem, law enforcement is the solution,” Pence told the crowd of supporters. “We’ve stood for the rule of law and we’ve stood without apology for the men and women who serve in law enforcement on every level.”
Pence said he looks forward to debating the issue, among many others, with Harris in the Vice-Presidential Debate in Salt Lake City, Oct. 7.