Pence echoes Trump, links UAW strikes to Biden EV push: 'Good for Beijing, bad for Detroit'

2023-09-19 13:48:21  • 3 mins

Key Points

  • Former Vice President Mike Pence argued that the Biden administration's push toward electric vehicles was to blame for the historic United Auto Workers strikes.
  • About 12,700 UAW members last week went on strike at assembly plants ofGeneral Motors,Ford Motor,andStellantis after failing to reach a deal on new labor contracts.
  • Pence's remarks on CNBC's "Squawk Box" were similar to those of former President Donald Trump, his former boss and the current frontrunner in the Republican presidential nomination contest.
  • Trump plans to counterprogram next week's GOP primary debate by traveling to Detroit to speak with current and formerunionmembers.

Republican presidential candidate, former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Pray Vote Stand Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on September 15, 2023 in Washington, DC.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence argued Tuesday that the Biden administration's push toward electric vehicles was to blame for the historic United Auto Workers strikes underway at the Big Three Detroit carmakers' plants.

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