Mike Pence Nominated by GOP as Vice President: ‘Four More Years’

August 24, 2020 Updated: August 24, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence was nominated by the GOP to be President Donald Trump’s vice president at the Republican National Convention in North Carolina on Monday.

Pence, in a speech in Charlotte, accepted the nomination from former Gov. Scott Walker.

“I want to thank you for the honor of this day,” Pence, the former Republican governor of Indiana, said. “America needs four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House,” he said.

The vice president said that Trump has bolstered the U.S. economy, promoted a pro-life agenda, secure borders, and more.

“Joe Biden and the Democratic party have been taken over by the radical left,” Pence said, adding that they will raise taxes, provide “abortion on demand,” and allowed unfettered immigration.

“We’re going to black the blue,” he said, referring to law enforcement and the wave of anti-police sentiment that was triggered by George Floyd’s death in May. Nightly riots and unrest have continued in a variety of U.S. cities this summer.

Vice President Mike Pence at RNC
Vice President Mike Pence speaks to delegates in the Charlotte Convention Center’s Richardson Ballroom in Charlotte, N.C. on Aug. 24, 2020.
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Pence also said that the GOP is working to secure 2 million volunteers and a large grassroots movement to secure Trump’s reelection.

Pence, who was named by Trump to head the U.S. pandemic task force earlier this year, won the unanimous support of the Republican delegates.

“I am proud to announce the vice president, Michael R. Pence, has the unanimous support of this convention to be the Republican Party’s nominee for the office of Vice President of the United States of America,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said earlier in the day.

Trump will also visit a facility in North Carolina that produces food boxes as part of a COVID-19 aid program.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence
President Donald Trump (L) and Vice President Mike Pence give a thumbs up after speaking on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 24, 2020. (Chris Carlson-Pool/Getty Images)

Some of the speakers on Tuesday include First Lady Melania Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Eric Trump, Nicholas Sandmann, and more.

On Wednesday, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), South Dakota Kristi Noem, Kellyanne Conway, Lara Trump, are slated to speak.

And on Thursday, Housing Secretary Ben Carson, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ivanka Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, UFC president Dana White, and several more will speak.

Pence is slated to give his official nominating speech on Wednesday in Baltimore.