Vice President Mike Pence 'Very Confident' Republicans Will Keep Control of Congress Â
- Vice President MikePence on the road again,
crisscrossing the country
campaigning for Republican candidates
in the days leading upto November's mid-terms.
And this time, we're right there with him
on board Air Force Twoheading to Michigan.
The Senate candidate he's stumping for,
John James, a combatveteran and businessman.
You have been out on the campaign trail
stumping for candidates.
Do you think Republicans will keep control
of the House and Senate?
- I really do.
The President and I are very confident
that, if we get out and tell the story
of the progress that we'remaking in this country,
progress that's creatednearly four million jobs,
rebuild our military, hasAmerican standing tall
in the world again, being respected again.
We tell that story allacross this country,
we're gonna make history in 2018
just the way we made history in 2016
by re-electing and expanding
Republican majorities on Capitol Hill.
- [Jenna] Out of the 35 Senate races,
nine are toss-ups.
That's about 25%.
In the House, 43 of 435 racesare toss-ups, about 10%.
In other words, it's going to be close
and history is against them.
Typically, the President's party
loses seats in his first term.
- Part of the reason why we're traveling
so much across the country,
the reason why we hadan opportunity to talk
to some of the great evangelicalleaders in the country,
is to make sure thatthe American people know
that's the choice.
- [Jenna] President Trumpechoes that sentiment
and ruffled more than a few feathers
when he said there would be violence
if Democrats take control of Congress.
He made the comment ata White House dinner
for evangelicals, which Pence was at.
- Well, what I heard the President say
was that, if the Democratstake over the Congress,
that their goal is to turn back
everything that we've donefor the American people.
- Well because he did mentionAntifa and some of these
leftist groups- Well, sure.
- So what's the concern thereabout some of these groups?
- Obviously, we condemn any examples
of violence on thestreets of this country.
Zero tolerance for anyviolence against Americans.
- [Jenna] And when it comesto impeaching the President.
There's a lot of talk about impeachment
if Democrats do take control of the House.
Do you think Nancy Pelosiis already plotting
an impeachment strategy?
- Well, they're all talking about it,
and so, you know, I'dtake them at their word
even though some of them have decided to
not talk about that quite so much.
- [Jenna] Many Democrats are banking
on the Russia investigation
and want to make thiselection about corruption.
- We've been fully cooperatingwith the special counsel
since the very beginning.
Literally tens of thousands of documents.
The White House hascooperated with testimony
and we'll continue to do that.
But I just have to tell you, Jenna,
as I travel around the country,
people just aren't talking about it.
- [Jenna] One thing that's for sure,
the fight over the control of Congress
is going to get nasty,
and Pence is already feelingsome of it personally
with a new book outthat attacks his faith.
- The Bible says count it all joy
when you endure trials of many kinds.
Anytime I'm criticized formy belief in Jesus Christ,
I just breathe a prayer of praise.
- [Jenna] Republicans hope to be able
to breathe their ownsigh of relief this fall.
Of course, they have to fend off
the so-called blue wavesome are predicting.
Aboard Air Force Two,
the Vice President remains hard at work,
determined to not let that happen.
Reporting from Air Force Two,
Jenna Browder, CBN News.