Michael Richard "Mike" Pence (June 7, 1959–) is an American politician and attorney, and the Vice President of the United States. He previously served from 2013 to 2017 as the 50th governor of Indiana, represented Indiana's 2nd congressional district and Indiana's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013, and served as chairman of the House Republican Conference from 2009 to 2011.
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- As a conservative who believes in limited government, I believe the only check on government power in real time is a free and independent press. A free press ensures the flow of information to the public, and let me say, during a time when the role of government in our lives and in our enterprises seems to grow every day--both at home and abroad--ensuring the vitality of a free and independent press is more important than ever.
- Donald Trump and I believe that Captain Humayun Khan is an American hero and his family, like all Gold Star families, should be cherished by every American. Captain Khan gave his life to defend our country in the global war on terror. Due to the disastrous decisions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, a once stable Middle East has now been overrun by ISIS. This must not stand. By suspending immigration from countries that have been compromised by terrorism, rebuilding our military, defeating ISIS at its source and projecting strength on the global stage, we will reduce the likelihood that other American families will face the enduring heartbreak of the Khan family.
- Honesty is the axis on which leadership spins.
- Remarks at Reagan Library, C-SPAN.org (September 8, 2016)
Vice-presidential debate (October 4, 2016)
- There's a reason why people question the trustworthiness of Hillary Clinton, and that's because they're paying attention.
- Police officers are the best of us. Men and women, white, African-American, Asian, Latino, Hispanic – they put their lives on the line every single day.
- We can put cybersecurity first if we just make sure the next secretary of state doesn't have a private server.
Quotes about Pence
- He is a man of character and accomplishment. He is the right man for the job.
- Mike Pence did an incredible job, and I'm getting a lot of credit because that's really my first so-called choice.