By David Brody
TAMPA, Florida – Vice President Mike Pence is sending a strong message to pro-lifers: Wake up! Because the destiny of the Supreme Court lies in the 2020 election. In an exclusive interview with CBN News, Pence called Chief Justice John Roberts “a disappointment to conservatives” and called on Joe Biden to step up to the plate and debate President Trump.
A humid, August trip to Florida seemed the perfect place for Pence to turn up the heat and motivate the base. At one of his signature “Faith in America” campaign events, he spelled out the stakes in the upcoming election.
“The question is not whether our country will be Republican or Democrat or blue or red, but whether America will still be America,” he said.
In our time together on the road, the vice president was animated throughout, lowering the boom, especially with his thoughts on what a Joe Biden presidency could mean for the country.
“Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have been overtaken by the radical left,” Pence said. “He’s calling for a historic increase in funding to Planned Parenthood of America. He would appoint activist judges to our courts, who would literally trample on the progress that we’ve made on life and religious liberties.”
And speaking of the courts, the vice president made very clear that the Supreme Court will be of paramount importance in this election, especially because he sees a chief justice who can no longer be counted on to be a reliable conservative.
“Look, we have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court of the United States. But Chief Justice John Roberts has been a disappointment to conservatives,” Pence told CBN News.
He cites multiple examples, from Roberts’s key 2012 decision to uphold Obamacare to his more recent decision to side with liberals to strike down a modest Louisiana pro-life law.
“I think it’s been a wake-up call for pro-life voters around the country who understand, in a very real sense, the destiny of the Supreme Court is on the ballot in 2020,” Pence said.