Source of Wealth: Public ServiceAge: 60Birth Place: Columbus, Indiana, United StatesHeight: 6’ (1.82 m)Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)Marital Status: Married (Karen Batten)Full Name: Michael Richard Pence Nationality: AmericanDate of Birth: June 7, 1959Ethnicity: Irish, German, Colonial AmericanOccupation: PoliticianEducation: Hanover College, Indiana UniversityChildren: 3 (Michael, Charlotte, Audrey)
Mike Pence is the new Vice President of the United States. He was the governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. Donald Trump picked him to become his running mate. He now stands a heartbeat from being the president.
Is there a chance for Mike Pence to become president? There are gossips of impeaching Donald Trump in Washington. It happened after a special counsel investigated the links between Trump and his campaign to Russia. It may be unlikely for the impeachment of Trump to happen because if it does, Pence will only take over the country.
Pence came from a Democratic family and became a conservative radio host. Mr. Pence had Irish-Catholic parents who are also Democrats in Indiana. He considered John F. Kennedy as one of his first heroes. He converted his religion to born-again Christianity. Ronald Reagan influenced him to shift to the Right of the political spectrum.
He was working as a Right-wing radio host before he entered Congress. Pence described himself as Rush Limbaugh who drank decaf. He and his wife Karen got married in 1985. They now have three children – Audrey, Charlotte, and Michael.
People considered Pence as a safe choice for his appointment the previous year. The long-serving Republican official had close ties to the party grassroots and establishment. The Republican establishment’s members lauded him for his solid conservative credentials and experience.
Pence was in office for 16 years. He started as a member of the Congress and became the governor of Indiana. When he was in office, he pushed for the minimization of government spending. People saw him as a fiscal conservative. In 2016, he endorsed Ted Cruz in the Republican primaries last 2016. The Speaker of the House Paul Ryan praised him. He describes him as a “movement conservative” and “personal friend.”
He described Trump as a “good man” after he accepted the vice-presidential nomination. Part of Pence’s role as Trump’s running mate is to mop up his mess. The Midwesterner has mild manners and strong conservative credentials. He tried to toughen Trump’s stance on Russia.