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listen live with the free c-span 80 web vicenight on c-span, president pence speaking in new hampshire. that's followed by no labels, hosting 2020 residential candidates percy gabbert, john delaney, bill weld, and marianne williamson in new hampshire. and later, what to expect when public hearings begin as part of the house impeachment inquiry. trump,ehalf of president vice president mike pence traveled to the new hampshire state house today to file paperwork for the states presidential primary held in february. he met with supporters and took questions from reporters before heading to the politics and eggs event, where he talked about the trump administration's agenda.
[inaudible] >> it is an awesome pleasure and honor. vice president pence: we've heard a lot about you. >> we're excited to have you. pence: what a pleasure, nice to meet you. what a special place. great to meet you. >> welcome. bienvenido. [laughter] vice pres. pence: nicholas, good to meet you. >> so, i would like to show you, the president did visit us and got his picture taken care. -- taken here. we have beneficial presidential pennant. i don't think i've ever had a sitting vice president get the chance to sign.
we would be very, very honored to have you sign. >> it always gets very quiet when they sign. >> [chanting] four more years. four more years. four more years. mr. pence: thank you all for coming out today. it's amazing to think in 2016, here in new hampshire, in the first in the nation primary, the people of new hampshire believed we could be strong again. they believed we could be prosperous again. they said yes to president
donald trump in 2016, and as his vice president, it's my great honor to add his name to the new hampshire republican primary ballot today because we need new hampshire and america to give us four more years. [applause] [cheering] >> [chanting] four more years. mr. pence: we have an incredible story to tell. president'sadd the name to the ballot for the new hampshire republican primary. i have to tell you, you look over the last three years, despite incredible opposition by democrats and their allies in the media, we have delivered. i mean, think about it. we've rebuilt our military, restored democracy.
cut taxes, rolled back regulation, fought for free and fair trade. 6.7 million new jobs created all across america. unemployment is at a 50-year low. there's more americans working today than ever before in our nation's history, and mr. president celebrated yesterday, more than 150 conservatives confirmed to our federal court, including justice neil gorsuch and justice -- [applause] mr. pence: the american economy is booming. our military is stronger. we've strengthened the conservative constitutional foundations of our courts in a very real sense. under president donald trump's leadership, we've made america great again. [applause]
[inaudible] vice pres. pence: they told me indiana would've been the first in the nation primary, but they changed it in 1916. >> we changed it a lot, too. [laughter] vice pres. pence: i believe it. [indiscernible] >> [chanting] four more years. four more years. >> in 1920, we became first because indiana decided to move its primary to may. since then, since 1952, when voters in new hampshire could vote directly, almost every person that's been president has won the new hampshire primary.
vice pres. pence: mr. secretary, thank you so much for the warm welcome. great be back here in new hampshire. great to be here with governor sununu. it is such a privilege for me as vice president to come to new hampshire today and place the name of donald j. trump back on the republican primary ballot in the first in the nation primary in new hampshire. in so many ways, a movement that has transformed our country, rebuilt our military, revised the american economy, restored and strengthened the constitutional foundation of our courts, has america standing tall in the world again, has made america great again, began here in the republican primary in new hampshire. and i couldn't be more honored on behalf of the president united states to add his name to the ballot. we look forward to being through the granite state again and again as we carry the message forward. the president wanted me to
convey to you his regards and to say to our supporters across the answer, we're so grateful for your support today. we have made america great again. to keep america great, we're going to reelect president donald trump for four more years. thank you so much. [applause] >> [chanting] four more years. four more years. four more years. four more years. vice pres. pence: great. >> and now, we ask you to -- for the people that come in and file they can use their campaign slogan or some words, and your signature. >> [chanting] four more years. years.
vice pres. pence: hey, everybody. thank you. >> good morning, mr. vice president. vice pres. pence: good morning. thank you so much. such an honor to be here, continuing a tradition of vice presidents in the past to be able to file the paperwork the first in the nation primary in new hampshire. and actually, for this small town boy from southern indiana it's a very humbling day for me. >> welcome to the granite state. you soes. pence: thank much. go ahead. >> turning back to washington, your aide, jennifer williamson 's apparent run for congress as house democrats continue their impeachment inquiry. during your recorded calls and meetings with president zelensky, did you -- was there
any role you had regarding corruption and aid, or do you feel at the president's call was perfect, as he has said many times? vice pres. pence: the american people have the transcript of the president's call. they can see there was no quid pro quo. the president did nothing wrong. the president's focus has been, as my focus was, on supporting president zelensky's efforts to deal with and is to work pattern of corruption in ukraine, and also to enlist more european support. frankly, it was a frustration of the president since we took office that the united states was standing with ukraine. too many of our european allies were not providing the kind of support ukraine needed. from early in our ministry, president trump, unlike the last administration, made military support available for ukraine.
and i'm very proud of the way we stood with ukraine against russian aggression. but in all of my discussion with president zelensky, we focused exclusively on president zelensky's efforts to end corruption in ukraine and enlist more european support. but look. you know, what's going on in washington, d.c. today, is a disgrace. behind closed doors, there's a so-called impeachment inquiry that i think the american people know is nothing more than a partisan impeachment. it's the latest effort by democrats to try to overturn the results of the 2016 election. i think the american people see through it. and for people that have questions, again, they can look at the transcript. they can see what the president said to president zelensky. and i know as the facts continue to come out, people will see the president did nothing wrong, and that the focus of our
administration, all of my contacts with president zelensky, were in the national interest, in strengthening ukraine's position against russian aggression, and moving forward the reform agenda president zelensky put forth. despite the differences -- now that jeff sessions is wrapping up the campaign for his old seat in alabama, despite the differences he had with president trump, will you campaign for him if he the nominee in 2020? vice pres. pence: we'll let the people of alabama make that decision. i've seen those news accounts on the way here. but i will tell you, our focused today in new hampshire, on every day going forward, will be that -- making sure president trump four more years in the white house.
i've been saying it's remarkable to think fantastic and place in this country since almost four years ago to the day a candidate named donald trump came to the state house and filed papers. he would go on to win the new hampshire primary, win the republican nomination, and win the election in 2016, and the results have been extraordinary. you look at the american economy , it's booming, 6.7 million new jobs created. unemployment rate at a 50-year low. wages rising at the fastest pace in a decade. the greatest range growth for hispanic americans and african-americans. a 65-year high for women. we've restored the incredible wisdom of the net effect. now, just two weeks ago, the united states descended on a compound and they brought the leader of isis to justice, as
well as other isis leaders since then. then you look at what we've done with the courts. yesterday in the east room in the white house, the president was celebrating more than 150 conservatives appointed to our courts at every level, restoring a foundation and commitment to interpreting laws as written. the truth is, those are all the things the people of new hampshire in that primary in 2016 said yes to when they voted to make donald trump the republican nominee for president. and our message to the american -- the new hampshire primary and the message to america is that donald trump delivered on one promise after another -- whether it be having to do with security, whether it be having to do with border security -- it's incredible to think the progress we've made on our border after democrats said there was a manufactured crisis on our southern border, the president used his emergency powers to take action. now, in the last four months, he -- illegal apprehension at the
border is down 70% incredible. it's incredible progress. it's a credit to allies in mexico that are doing more than ever before. add to that, all the agenda the people of new hampshire voted for and affirmed -- is exactly what the president has been doing. we've made america great again. we need to continue to build on the progress we've made for a safer, more prosperous america. >> i've to ask you this, about a story that broke overnight, denying a claim that you considered using the 25th amendment to remove president trump from office. i would like to get it from the horse's mouth, and where you stood on that.
vice pres. pence: you know, when those rumors came out, i dismissed them then. i never heard any discussion in my entire tenure about the 25th amendment. and why would i/ i?what i? -- would the record we're celebrating in new hampshire is a testament to president donald trump leadership and determination to keep the promises he made when he filed four years ago in new hampshire when he campaigned across this state, when new hampshire republicans campaign for him. after election day, november, 2016, every day since he was fighting to keep the promise of the american people. and i have to tell you, this -- the very notion of this anonymous -- who wrote an editorial now -- it's reported they've written a book. it's just appalling to me. if there's someone in our administration that doesn't support this president, support his agenda, they should do the
honorable thing and just resign. those rumors, i dismissed them several years ago and i'm happy to dismiss them without qualification today. >> thank you. >> there are other states that cancel the republican primary. this is a thing that has come up here months ago. do you wish it was a full primary care? vice pres. pence: i think it's a decision for each state to make. i know there's a long tradition when there's an incumbent president. some states decide to save the expense of a primary. we respect that and see that as an affirmation of the president leadership in the local woman support the president trump has among republicans and frankly , all across this country. i'll tell you that, as i travel around america, you saw it again last night in louisiana.
i saw it as we were campaigning mississippi and kentucky over the past week, the level of enthusiasm across america for president trump and when he's the american people, it's like i haven't seen as just a few weeks before the election in 2016. i mean, people see these efforts by the democrats on capitol hill -- seemingly unending effort to overturn the election of 2016. they look at the record for a president that has been working every day to deliver on the promises he made to the american people in 2016. and i think it's generating a tremendous amount of enthusiasm. uc record number of support among republicans but i'm here to tell you, there is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and support among the american people for what the president has done. to be able to be here today at a first in the nation primary state, to be able to have the privilege of having his name to greatllot is, to me, a
honor, but i couldn't be more excited, traveling across new hampshire and all across america. we're telling the story. >> thank you. thank you. [inaudible] [indiscernible] >> thank you. >> great to talk with you, mr. vice president. [applause] -- neil: well, hello everyone. i'm the director at the new hampshire institute of politics. where history is made every single day, today being no exception. next tuesday, by the way, ben carson will be here as well, so we want to see you back for that event. i want to recognize that we have a lot of notable people what i