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Pence Makes Case For 2020 Election At American Legion National Convention

By Lauren Chapman, IPB News | Published on in Government, Military, Politics
Vice President Mike Pence spoke to hundreds in Indianapolis at the American Legion's national convention. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Vice President Mike Pence spoke to hundreds in Indianapolis at the American Legion's national convention. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

Vice President Mike Pence spoke to a crowd of hundreds at the American Legion’s national convention in Indianapolis Wednesday. He made a case for the Trump administration’s re-election in 2020.

Pence highlighted the Trump administration’s record, including reform at the Department of Veterans Affairs and last week’s move to eliminate student loan debt for permanently disabled veterans.

He contrasted that work against some Democrats in Congress, who he says advocate for “a system that has impoverished millions.”

“It was freedom, not socialism that gave us the strongest and most prosperous nation in the history of the world – it was freedom,” Pence says.

Pence says that progress would be undone by losing in 2020. He asked the crowd to engage with younger voters.

“And so as we look ahead, let me remind you, we can’t just settle to win the next election, we’ve got to win the next generation,” Pence says.

The American Legion’s national convention ends Aug. 29.

Contact Lauren at lchapman@wfyi.org or follow her on Twitter at @laurenechapman_.