Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana is probably one of the most disappointing members of Congress.
He says one thing and does another almost all of the time.
His goal? To become President of the United States. And he’s well on his way.
Pence is a social conservative war-hawk fiscal moderate. Think Mike Huckabee, only worse.
Today’s Politico reports that Pence says the Republican Party should avoid compromise, saying “The last Republican Congress didn’t suffer from too little compromise, it suffered from too much.”
One of the chief compromisers was none other than Congressman Mike Pence, who voted with George W. Bush 94% of the time.
Pence voted for the Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008 (source), the Bush stimulus costing taxpayers $152 billion. In July of 2009, Pence voted for $192 billion in additional federal stimulus spending (source).
On military issues, Pence votes with the establishment 100% of the time, which includes votes in support of all foreign interventions and funding for them, the Military Commissions Act, the USA Patriot Act and its reauthorization, FISA warrants for wiretaps, and electronic surveillance without a warrant. He also supports policies of torture.
Mr. Pence’s reckless voting record illustrates that he compromises with whomever is in power at the time as long as they are in his political party. Therefore his empty words about compromise are the words of a hypocrite.
Learn more about Mike Pence and his voting record.