“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.”
– Hebrews 13:7
As the impeachment of President Donald Trump could become a possibility, his removal from office would ascend current vice president Mike Pence into the role of commander-in-chief, making him the 46th President of the United States.
Vice President Mike Pence, 60, would be a very different leader than Trump. White House staff members have described the two men as “polar opposites.”
In most respects, Pence is quiet.
Most certainly, the constant tweets disparaging others would go away under Pence. Back in 1991, when running for Congress, Pence declared that “negative campaigning is wrong.”
Certainly, more conservative-leaning Republicans would welcome Pence’s more traditional style, and we would expect to see a more conventional type of presidency.
“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore, an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive,”
– 1 Timothy 3:1-5
Pence is an evangelical and, by all observations, appears to be and behave as a godly man. This is a man who will not dine alone with another female except his wife.
He is someone that speaks openly about his faith consistently. He starts his day with prayer. His wife Karen teaches at a Christian school.
Mike Pence is socially conservative and that is certainly going to be problematic for liberals. His worldview is driven by his faith.
Pence is both anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage.
Because he prays on a regular basis, liberals are sure to constantly criticize and accuse Pence over the concept of separation of church and state.
Pence is a traditional conservative, and like Trump, believes in small government and deregulation. However, Pence is strong on fiscal conservatism and that makes it likely that he would focus on reducing the debt and getting a handle on spending that is creating a deficit.
It’s likely that he would also continue some policies put in place by Trump, especially if he was aiming for reelection in 2020. It’s a safe bet that he would try to play to the same base that elected Trump.