Pence Describes Vision of “Freedom Agenda” to Republican Study Committee

Former Vice President Mike Pence met with the Republican Study Committee (RSC) on Wednesday to discuss his vision of a Republican game plan if the GOP retakes the House after the midterm elections in November.

Pence told the House members in attendance that he has a “freedom agenda” of specific action items he would like to see implemented. He served as RSC when was a member of the House from Indiana.

Current RSC Chairman Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) told Breitbart News that Pence sees the value in meeting with the 160 members of the caucus that he described as the “heart and soul” of the GOP Congressional Conference.

He said that other leaders with 2024 ambitions have also sought out the group, including Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL0, Josh Hawley (R-MO), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.

Banks added that the RSC is “building the roadmap” to winning the House again and then “keeping the majority for a long time to come.” He also said that the group is providing “leadership of substance” in developing winning strategies for the midterms.

The corporate media has been laser-focused on Pence recently as his relationship with President Donald Trump has been in the spotlight of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand-selected January 6 Committee. Speculation has also been running at a rapid pace about Trump’s possible declaration of a third run for the White House in 2024.

Even though there were reports that Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) stood during the RSC meeting to thank Pence for “defending the Constitution” in January 2021, Banks said that the meeting was “not about January 6.” He said, “It didn’t even come up except for one comment that’s already been leaked.”

Banks said the Roy comment was only a “blip” during an “hour-long dialogue” about the election and legislative strategies.

Banks also said that the RSC’s House agenda is an “obvious contrast to the Senate.” Pence likewise told the group that running on an aggressive agenda creates a legislative mandate, whereas “if you run on nothing, you have a mandate to do nothing.”

Pence also addressed Florence Baptist Temple on Wednesday to discuss a “new chapter in American history” that is opening with the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court last month. He said that Roe has now finally been “relegated to the ash heap of history where it belongs.”

Banks told reporters that the RSC will work directly with Trump about advancing his America First agenda and said the caucus will meet with him at his New Jersey residence early next month.