“President Trump and I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who the President appointed to the Court of Appeals just a few short years ago,” Pence said. “She is not only brilliant, but has an inspiring personal story, an amazing family. And, we know she’s going to make an extraordinary justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. In Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the American people have a jurist who will uphold the Constitution of the United States and will not legislate from the bench.”
Daly mentioned that Judge Barrett received some opposition because of her faith, and he asked Pence how he responds when Christians are treated harshly in the public arena.
“Intolerance towards Americans of religious faith, I think, offends tens of millions of Americans,” Vice President Pence said. “I know your listeners all across the country share that. We’re just going to take a very strong stand, as President Trump has throughout this administration, not only for the appointment of strong, principled conservatives to our federal courts, but we’re going to continue to stand strong for religious liberty.”
The vice president encouraged listeners to support Judge Barrett’s nomination, and to let their Senators know that they “support this incredible woman as the next justice on the Supreme Court.”
Focus on the Family president Jim Daly then discussed how the breakdown of the family is a critical factor in the protests and unrest that is occurring throughout the country.
“I truly do believe that expanding educational choice, expanding economic opportunities and standing strong to strengthen families in our African American communities, paired with a strong support for law enforcement, is the pathway toward more public safety and more opportunity, and improving the well-being of all the people that live in our cities,” the vice president explained.
“The pathway toward a stronger, brighter future for our kids is a strong education. The reality is that many of many of the families in our inner cities, many minority children, including black children in America, are relegated to some of our most dangerous and failing schools. President Trump and I are standing firm to give every parent in America the right to choose where their children go to school, regardless of their income and area code. And we’ll keep fighting for that, if given the opportunity for four more years.”
Daly also asked Pence about the pro-life movement and what he sees happening with those fighting for life.
“Jim, life is winning in America because of the care and compassion of volunteers at crisis pregnancy centers like those that I’ve had the privilege to visit recently around the country,” the vice president said. “Life is winning because of the men and women in government at every level that have been willing to stand for the sanctity of life. And life is winning because we do have the most pro-life President in American history in President Donald Trump…I promise you we will continue to stand without apology for the sanctity of life and the right to life in America.”
At the end of the interview, Jim Daly assured Pence that “millions are praying for you.” Vice President Pence said, “But let me also say to your millions of listeners that I know the President, the first family, Karen and myself and our family – we are grateful for those prayers every single day.”
You can listen to the whole interview here.
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