Politics Pence launches conservative political group
Former Vice President Mike Pence stepping up political involvement with new organization
Former Vice President Mike Pence has launched a new group to fight the Biden administration and boost his own political career.Pence said he will use his “Advancing American Freedom” group to “build on the success of the last four years” by promoting traditional conservative values and the policies of the Trump administration.
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday announced the creation of a new political advocacy group, his latest step to remain involved in the conservative movement as he plots out his political future.
Pence launched Advancing American Freedom, which he said would defend conservative values while opposing the Biden administration's agenda.
"Advancing American Freedom plans to build on the success of the last four years by promoting traditional Conservative values and promoting the successful policies of the Trump Administration," Pence said in a statement. "Conservatives will not stand idly by as the radical Left and the new administration attempt to threaten America's standing as the greatest Nation in the world with their destructive policies."
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The nonprofit advocacy group will be advised by several former Trump administration officials and prominent leaders in the conservative movement. Kellyanne Conway, Larry Kudlow, Russ Vought, Seema Verma, Andrew Wheeler, Robert Lighthizer and David Bernhardt are among the former Trump officials on its advisory board.
The group will advocate for policies focused on three areas: The economy, foreign policy and "American liberties" like school choice and pro-life policies.
The launch of the advocacy group is Pence's latest bid to remain a key player in conservative politics. Since leaving office, he hasthe Heritage Foundation as a distinguished visiting fellow where he has a regular column and podcast, and he also joined former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) Young America's Foundation as a scholar.
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Former Vice President Mike Pence will take a step back into public life and a possible 2024 run with the launch Wednesday of the Advancing American Freedom advocacy group, designed to merge traditional conservative thinking with Trumpism. © Provided by Washington Examiner It will seek to defend the Trump-Pence administration’s record while building what aides said would be a “winning formula for a broader coalition.
Pence is expected to speak later this month in South Carolina in his first speech since leaving office.
The Washington Examiner reported that the new advocacy group comes with the support of former President Trump, who has patched things up with Pence afterhis former vice president for refusing to illegally subvert the certification of the Electoral College results on Jan. 6. Pence was the target of threats when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol that day, and he was taken away to a secure location when rioters entered the complex.
The former vice president is known to be interested in running for president in 2024, but the end of his tenure has raised questions about whether he would be embraced by Trump supporters. Other former Trump administration officials, such as former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, are also likely to launch presidential bids.
N. Korea accuses UN of double standard over missile firings .
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday accused the United Nations of a “double standard” over its reaction to the North’s recent missile launches, warning it of a serious consequence. Last week, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in a defiance of U.N. resolutions that ban such launches by North Korea. The U.N. Security Council subsequently adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of U.N. experts monitoring sanctions against North Korea. Some experts say North Korea's missile launches, the first of their kind in a year, were aimed at applying pressure on the new U.S. government of President Joe Biden.