Former VP Mike Pence establishes ‘Advancing American Freedom’ to combat ‘radical left’
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday launched Advancing American Freedom, an advocacy group with the mission of promoting and defending policy achievements of the Trump administration.
Mr. Pence joins a growing list of Trump alumni who have returned to the political trenches leading advocacy groups tasked with preserving the legacy of their former boss and fighting President Biden and the rise of the “radical left.”
“Advancing American Freedom plans to build on the success of the last four years by promoting traditional conservative values and promoting the successful policies of the Trump administration,” Mr. Pence said. “Conservatives will not stand idly by as the radical left and the new administration attempt to threaten America’s standing as the greatest nation in the world with their destructive policies.”
The former vice president has kept a low profile since leaving office, but the news of his latest venture and a book deal, first reported by Axios, suggest he is preparing to play a more vocal role in the Republican Party and policy debates in Washington.
Mr. Pence made the announcement the same day that former Trump adviser Stephen Miller started a conservative group called America First Legal, which plans to team up with state attorneys general to combat the Biden administration’s immigration agenda.
“For too long, conservative and traditionalist Americans have been outflanked, outspent, out-organized and outmaneuvered by radical progressive legal organizations. It has been a yearslong, one-sided legal assault,” Mr. Miller said.
“While radical progressives have wielded these tactics to undermine the law and ‘America First’ values for years, we must deploy these tactics in defense of our nation’s legal, cultural and constitutional heritage,” he said.
Source: By Seth McLaughlin / Washingtontimes.com