Sean Hannity has been rising in the ratings for the past six months, and his show on Tuesday night will probably help continue the trend. His big guest was Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who actually appeared at the Fox News studio.
“First of all, congratulations. Has it hit you yet?” Hannity asked Pence while shaking his hand.
“Um, no. Maybe January 20, but we’re so focused right now on the work, on assembling a cabinet, on assembling a government, and moving forward on an agenda that will make America great again,” Pence answered.
Sean Hannity then talked about new appointments on Donald Trump’s team. One of them is Congressman Tom Price, who will lead the Department of Health and Human Services. His main goal is to get rid of Obamacare. Pence said that replacing Obamacare will be the first thing “out of the gate.”
“The president-elect has made it very clear. He wants Congress, when they convene in early January, to take up the task of repealing and replacing Obamacare first,” Pence said, noting all of Price’s efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Hannity noted that the average American family is paying $4,100 more for health insurance under Obama’s health care law, and many have lost their doctors. However, a recent article at Salon claims that getting rid of Obamacare could lead to a lot of problems, which include not being able to do anything fast, not having a solid replaceable solution, and dealing with insurance companies. The article claims that this could divide Republicans as well.
“Thirty-one states — including Pence’s Indiana, where he is governor — plus the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid coverage to 9 million additional people under Obama’s law. Curtailing that program will divide Republicans.”
Hannity’s interview with Pence then moved on to who would become Secretary of State, as the Fox News host noted that Donald Trump had a big meeting with Mitt Romney on Tuesday night. He also talked about others in talks for the position, including Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani.
“There is [sic] some good people here, but in the case of Governor Romney, who called Donald Trump racist, misogynist, unqualified for the office…Is that a game changer for you? Is there difficulty in overcoming that from your perspective?” Hannity asked.
Pence said that his first obligation is to bring together a broad range of men and women before the president-elect and his team so that he can sort out and create that lineup that can move the Trump agenda forward. He seemed to be saying that past conflicts don’t matter.
After Sean Hannity had summarized the Trump agenda, which also includes building a wall on our border, he asked Mike Pence if he’s confident all the goals will be accomplished.
“Well, I really am!” Pence confidently answered, indicating that things are really going to busy. He stressed that Donald Trump, a man of boundless energy and creativity, is absolutely determined to move his agenda forward.
Pence said that Donald Trump would not only be talking to Congress, but he will be meeting with the American people and consistently taking the case for his agenda to the people, encouraging them to get involved. He emphasized that Trump is extraordinarily capable for his job, and he will make America great again.
What do you think of Sean Hannity’s interview with the next vice president? Do Pence’s answers scare you or give you hope? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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