When Joe Biden was on the campaign trail, he presented himself as a “man of the people.” His campaign also painted him as generally moderate, or at least more moderate than his opponents.
However, critics said it wasn’t necessarily true — they claimed Biden might come across as less liberal but if he got in office, he’d end up being incredibly “progressive.”
And that’s exactly what has happened, according to former Vice President Mike Pence.
During a speech in New Hampshire on Thursday, Trump’s VP slammed the current administration for launching “an avalanche of big government liberal polices.”
He said Biden campaigned “as a moderate” but so far, his presidency has been anything but moderate.
Pence was speaking at the Hillsborough County GOP’s annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner, and he was quick to call out POTUS for simply not delivering on his promise to be “less liberal.”
He even said Biden is “the most liberal president since FDR.”
Pence added (via Breitbart):
You know the governor said he didn’t come here to bash the current administration. Well I did. So buckle up.
I mean 134 days, and the Biden-Harris administration has launched an avalanche of big government liberal policies, the likes of which I’ve never even imagined I’d see in our lifetime, and all of it designed to derail the progress that we made over the last four years.
Pence spent the majority of his speech comparing the current administration to the Trump era, and supporters of the former President definitely appreciated the effort.
After new Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) welcomed Pence on stage, the former VP painted a grim picture of the current administration in comparing and contrasting the two presidencies:
We made history. We made a difference. We made America greater than ever before. But how times have changed.
Pence even hinted at a possible run for the presidency in 2024, though he didn’t go into detail about his future plans.
It was clear that his focus was on the apparent failures of the Biden administration. For example, he specifically cited the “explosion of runaway spending” that was the recent $6T budget proposal.
While Pence said that every bill passed to combat the pandemic during the Trump years was on a “bipartisan basis,” this administration just forces things through:
Our administration worked in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic in a bipartisan way. Every bill that passed through Congress passed on a bipartisan basis.
They forced through the Congress a COVID bill to fund massive expansion of the welfare state. They passed it on a partisan vote.
It’s amazing the difference of approach.
Pence hasn’t been shy about voicing his displeasure with Biden’s team.
In fact, much like Trump, the former Vice President has frequently come down hard on the Biden administration’s policies and decisions.
Pence has called out Biden’s ultra-liberal takes on the border situation, taxation, abortion, free speech, and other hot topics of debate. And millions of right-wing voters likely support his views.
Two big questions come from this: will Pence run for President in 2024, and just how much more liberal can Biden get in the next few years?