Mike Pence is an American politician, attorney, and former conservative talk radio star who served as the 48th Vice President of the United States from 2017 to 2021 under President [[Donald Trump]].
Born on June 7, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana, Pence first entered politics in 2000 when he was elected to the US House of Representatives from Indiana's 2nd [[congress]]ional district. He served for six terms until 2013, when he was elected Governor of Indiana -- serving in that position until 2017, when he became Vice President.
During his time as VP, Pence was known for his conservative views and his strong support for President Trump's policies, including efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, tax reform, and deregulation. He also played a prominent role in foreign policy and was a vocal advocate for the Trump administration's approach to China, North Korea, and other countries.
Pence is a devout Christian who has sympathized with theocratic and Christian nationalist movements in the U.S., while claiming he is not a Dominionist.
## Pence on January 6
On [January 6, 2021](https://doctorparadox.net/dagger-at-the-throat-of-america/), arguably [[Donald Trump]] encouraged an angry, armed mob to attack Mike Pence after he did not go along with the John Eastman theory gameplan to throw the 2020 election unliaterally to Trump, over the will of the American people. He did manage to give democracy an execution reprieve -- after holding it over a balcony for 4 years.