Local 4 News at 5 -- Jan. 11, 2021
Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at 5:House Democrats give Pence 24-hour deadline to remove President Trump from officeImpeachment pressure mounting, the House worked swiftly Monday to try to oust President Donald Trump from office, pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act first in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his presidency.
Local 4 News at Noon -- Jan. 7, 2021
DETROIT – Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at Noon. Michigan lawmakers call on Pence to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump from officeThe chaos at the Capitol in Washington has forced political leaders to more closely scrutinize President Trump and the role his rhetoric has played in Wednesday’s violent riots -- and if he is fit to remain in office, even if his term expires in just 13 days.
Local 4 News at Noon -- Oct. 22, 2020
DETROIT – Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at Noon. Vice President Pence to campaign in Waterford ThursdayPence will deliver remarks at 12:30 p.m. at Barnstormers Flight School in Waterford Township on Thursday, according to the reelection campaign for Republican President Donald Trump.
Pence in Michigan says ‘road to victory’ runs through state
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Vice President Mike Pence told a Michigan crowd Wednesday that enthusiasm on the campaign trial doesn’t match polls that have Joe Biden ahead of President Donald Trump. Pence spoke outdoors to about 300 people at Lacks Enterprises in Cascade Township, near Grand Rapids. “The road to victory runs right through Michigan,” Pence said. He praised U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and said Biden would pack the court with liberal justices. “But we’re not going to let it happen," the vice president said.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Harris, Pence on healthcare in VP Debate
Healthcare remains a top issue beyond the pandemic in 2020, namely the future of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. "This means that there will be no more protections if they win for people with pre-existing conditions. Government estimates show roughly 25 million would lose coverage and nearly 133 million with pre-existing condition could lose some or all of their coverage. “President Trump and I have a plan to improve health care and to preserve protect pre-existing conditions for every American,” Pence said. According to the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation, the President has never released a plan to replace the ACA or protect those with pre-existing conditions.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Harris, Pence on Supreme Court in VP Debate
“Your party is actually openly advocating adding seats to the Supreme Court, which has had nine seats for 150 years if you don’t get your way,” Pence told Harris. So far, both Biden and Harris have refused to answer whether they support the idea. More Trust Index:Next, a history lesson from Senator Harris she used to criticize the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. “It was 27 days before the election, and a seat became open on the United States Supreme Court. “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to the moment birth,” Pence said.
White House: VP Mike Pence tests negative and ‘remains in good health,’ after Trump tests positive for COVID-19
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence tested negative for COVID-19 Friday morning, hours after President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with the coronavirus. Spokesman Devin O’Malley says Pence “remains in good health and wishes the Trumps well in their recovery.”Pence is tested every day for the virus, O’Malley confirmed. Read: Shock, sympathy, criticism: World reacts to Trump infection
Report shows $480,000 in donations to cover Pence legal aid
WASHINGTON Donors contributed nearly $480,000 last year to cover Vice President Mike Pences legal expenses from special counsel Robert Muellers probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, according to Pences financial disclosure report. The annual report, released Tuesday, shows that a dozen donors contributed to the trust fund in May of last year. The report states the money was used to pay a bill from McGuireWoods LLP. Many government officials have turned to legal defense funds over the years to finance their legal representation. The report states that every contributor had to certify that they are U.S. citizens, the money came from personal funds and that Pence did not solicit the contribution, among other requirements.