The Republican nominee for president wants to ‘bring back slavery’
By TOM SCHOES, AP Democratic nominee for President Mike Pence has proposed a constitutional amendment that would reverse a landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing slavery, and he is calling for the restoration of slavery.
He made the comments at a debate in North Carolina Sunday, after he announced his running mate, Sen. Tim Scott, as his choice to lead the party.
He has called for ending slavery, saying in an interview with the Associated Press that slavery was a “moral issue” that “we cannot let go of.”
The former Indiana governor said he wants to restore slavery by reversing the 1973 ruling that legalized slavery in the United States.
In the interview with AP, Pence did not say he would support an amendment to overturn the 1973 Supreme Court decision.
But he said that, as president, he would bring slavery back to the United Nations.
“I would abolish the death penalty, I would abolish capital punishment,” Pence said.
“But we will not abolish slavery.
We will not abandon our heritage and our values.”
Pence, a former congressman and Republican governor of Indiana, is running as a moderate.
He said in a campaign ad released in early March that he is a “reformer of the past.”
He said the nation should focus on education, “making sure that all children have a chance to get the education they need, a chance at a decent life.”
Pence has also said he believes that “black lives matter.”
In the AP interview, he said slavery was “an evil institution” that he “looked forward to ending” in the 1960s.
The AP did not identify the candidate or say whether he would oppose the abolition of slavery if elected.
The debate was the first presidential debate to be held since the 2016 election.
Pence’s running mate is former Virginia Gov.
Jim Gilmore, who served as vice president under President Barack Obama.
Pence is not expected to appear at the debate.
In his interview with ABC News, Pence also said that he supports the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision that legalized racial discrimination in the South.
The case, Shelby County v.
Holder, was brought by African Americans and was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The court ruled that the 1954 Voting Rights Act of 1965 applied only to states with history of racially discriminatory voting practices, not to all states, even though there were many instances of voting discrimination.
The justices ruled that states with histories of racial discrimination can still be targeted for federal oversight and scrutiny.