In Case Vice President Mike Pence Has to Take Over…

These are some of his positions:

Energy and Environment

During Pence’s term in office [as governor of Indiana], the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly repeatedly tried to roll back renewable energy standards and successfully ended Indiana’s energy efficiency efforts.

Gun Policy

In 2014, over the opposition of Indiana school organizations, Pence signed a bill that allows firearms to be kept in vehicles on school property

Education Policies

During his tenure as governor, Pence supported significant increases in education funding to pre-schools, voucher programs, and charter schools, but frequently clashed with supporters of traditional public schools.

Religion and LGBT Rights

Despite several successful policy initiatives, Pence found himself in several high-profile controversies, including some that brought national attention. On March 26, 2015, Pence signed Indiana Senate Bill 101, also known as the Indiana “religious objections” bill (Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA), into law. The law’s signing was met with criticism by people and groups who felt the law was carefully worded in a way that would permit discrimination against LGBT persons…. In the wake of the backlash against the RFRA, on April 2, 2015, Pence signed legislation revising the law to prevent potential discrimination.


Another controversy arose in March 2016 when Pence signed into law H.B. 1337, a bill that both banned certain abortion procedures and placed new restrictions on abortion providers. The bill banned abortion if the reason for the procedure given by the pregnant person was the fetus’ race or gender or a fetal abnormality.

Syrian Refugee Crisis

As governor, Pence attempted unsuccessfully to prevent Syrian refugees from being resettled in Indiana.

Theory of Evolution

When asked if he accepts evolution, Pence answered “I believe with all my heart that God created the heavens and the earth, the seas and all that’s in them. How he did that I’ll ask him about some day.” In a 2002 statement on the floor of the House (reported in the Congressional Record), Pence told his colleagues “…I also believe that someday scientists will come to see that only the theory of intelligent design provides even a remotely rational explanation for the known universe.

From Wikipedia


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