GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Thursday predicted Roe vs. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, would be overturned if Donald Trump is elected president.
“I’m pro-life and I don’t apologize for it,” he said during a town hall meeting here. “We’ll see Roe vs. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs.”
The comments — made in a conservative stronghold that strongly supported Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over Trump in the Michigan primary — were part of a broader argument Pence has been making on the stakes of the election: Voters need to consider that the next president will likely select multiple Supreme Court justices.
Jul. 28, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
At Hillary Clinton’s convention this week, Democrats have been speaking about a world that doesn’t exist. A world where America has full employment, where there’s no such thing as radical Islamic terrorism, where the border is totally secured and where thousands of innocent Americans have not suffered from rising crime in cities like Baltimore and Chicago.
Donald Trump, reviewing the political program in Philadelphia
For ambitious young Democrats from Barack Obama to Julian Castro, the Democratic National Convention has served as a stage to introduce themselves to a national audience. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will likewise be seeking to capture the political spotlight when he makes his debut address to the convention Thursday evening in Philadelphia.
Garcetti, 45, has been consigned to a relatively unglamorous speaking slot. He is scheduled to speak at the convention at 4 p.m. PT (though that's subject to change), well before most viewers (even on the East Coast) begin tuning in for the convention’s prime-time lineup. But he does have the advantage of appearing on the same day that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is delivering the week’s most anticipated speech.
In an email sent to supporters of his 2017 reelection effort Thursday, Garcetti said he would “share the story of Los Angeles as a model for the country,” a theme he echoed in an interview with The Times.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra is expected to speak shortly before Hillary Clinton officially accepts the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, a prime speaking slot for a surrogate who has appeared on Clinton’s behalf for months.
Only Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, speak between Becerra and the Democratic presidential nominee.
Becerra said in an interview Thursday he’s going to talk about electing “someone who walks with me, someone who walks with us,” but he couldn’t go into many details.