Mike Pence is Donald Trump’s greatest asset with conservatives.
As conservatives continued to express concerned about the shape and nature of the President Trump’s Cabinet, he listened and acted.
iVoteAmerica applauds the so-called “demotion” of Gov. Chris Christie as the head of Trump’s transition team. Christie is a moderate Republican governor with a failed track record in New Jersey.
The appointment of Mike Pence as Chairman of Donald Trump’s transition team has calmed the tempest of concern over pending appointments.
Pence, a well-respected and principled conservative, has taken the seat of power in Trump’s administration. The selection of Cabinet Members is the single most impactful decision Trump will make prior to his inauguration. Pence will now shape the first conservative government since Ronald Reagan.
If the leaks are to be believed, it became apparent that Gov. Christie was moving the selection of Cabinet Members away from mainstream conservatives to moderates. If true, Christie’s actions were likely flagged by those close to Trump.
Pence has Trump’s confidence and his ear. Pence has a thorough working knowledge of the Washington culture and power structure. The Washington swamp is filled with treachery and deceit. The counter-Trump sentiment is strong and Mike Pence knows the true nature of the opposition. Opponents are sharpening their knives.
Pence is Trump’s best weapon because he is trustworthy. His honesty and knowledge, coupled with his commitment to Constitutional Conservatism, will prove advantageous to Trump as he assembles this historic Conservative Cabinet. Mike Pence is dialed in. He knows who he is and what he believes. He cannot be bought or bribed.
I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican — in that order. – Mike Pence
Names have been circulated for various cabinet positions. Among them was the spectacular rumor that former New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte was under consideration for Secretary of Defense. She and other moderates are now considered a part of the Christie list and perhaps a part of his undoing. Ayotte waffled on her endorsement of Donald Trump and it may have cost her reelection. At best, Ayotte is a moderate and hardly qualified for the high post of Secretary of Defense.
In the early days of formulation Pence will look at ideology, record, skills and loyalty as ingredients for any Cabinet post.
Names are being floated and we are not entering the waters of media speculation.
iVoteAmerica trusts the considerable strength of Mike Pence’s commitment to conservative precepts. His public announcement “I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican — in that order,” has captured and renewed the imagination of America’s conservatives. Mike’s convictions qualify him to sit in the seat of power and to guide the selection process.
While Donald Trump, a thorough-going man of the culture and our times, struggles to define himself and his Presidency, Mike Pence will surround him with a multitude of counselors.
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