Former Vice President Mike Pence alienated MAGA conservatives by saying that crumbling inner cities are not “his concern” and argued that more aid must be sent to Ukraine.
Since the Ukraine war began, the Biden administration and the US Congress have directed more than $75 billion in aid to the country.
Pence thinks more money needs to be sent to Ukraine.
Carlson challenged Pence, asserting:
“I would think you would have greater concern for religious liberty in Ukraine…you can’t arrest clergy for having different views, period, because if you do, you violate the basic tenet of [liberty].”
Pence fired back, saying, “I want to be clear with you I won’t stand by it. I won’t stand for it if people are being persecuted for their religious beliefs.”
The audience booed when Pence responded to Tucker, saying he believed the US should continue sending more money to Ukraine after stating that crumbling US cities are not his concern.
“Peace comes through strength, and the United States needs to continue to project strength,” Pence remarked.
Carlson responded, “I know you’re running for president. You are distressed the Ukrainians don’t have enough American tanks. Every city in the United States has become much worse over the past three years. Drive around. There is not one city that has gotten better in the United States. And it’s visible.”
“And yet you’re concern is that the Ukrainians, a country that most people can’t find on a map, who have received tens of billions of U.S. tax dollars, don’t have enough tanks, I think it’s fair to ask, where’s the concern for the United States in that?”
“Well, it’s not my concern.”
“Tucker I’ve heard that routine from you before, but it’s not my concern. I’m running for President of the United States because I think this country is in a lot of trouble,” Pence added.
Pence said he would hope to “restore law and order in our cities, secure our border,” and get the economy going again.