RUSH: Vice President Pence, thank you for making time for us today.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Rush, it’s great to be back with you, and I’m really honored to be joining you from the 18 acres of the White House.
RUSH: Oh, you’re back at the White House now. I saw earlier you were up on Capitol Hill with Judge Gorsuch escorting him around.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: I was. We started out in Leader Mitch McConnell’s office, but he’s doing his initial rounds today and I have to tell you, the president’s decision to nominate Judge Gorsuch, someone exceptionally well-qualified, an extraordinary background, a man of the West, who I know will be faithful to the Constitution and apply the law as written, it’s deeply humbling for me to be even a small part of that, Rush.
RUSH: You know, you’ve always said that, from the first moment I spoke to you after you accepted the vice presidential nomination, you have spoken of the humility you feel for all this, and it sounds like it hasn’t changed at all.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, for me to be a part of the administration of someone who I truly do believe is gonna make America great again, as you look at the early days of this administration, you look at the decisive leadership, I like to say President Trump is in the promise keeping business. From literally day one he’s been doing exactly what he told the American people he would do. But last night, to be there on the front row as he walked Judge Neil Gorsuch to the podium and introduced a man who I truly do believe has the character, the courage, and the background to be an extraordinary justice of the Supreme Court was especially meaningful to me.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: (chuckles) I think they call it a honeymoon, right? Where the media, like, gives a new administration a chance to come in and start to do what they do. And, boy, if there was a honeymoon, it was pretty short, Rush. (laughing) I really don’t remember that. And yet what’s so inspiring to me is, in President Trump, you have someone who’s turned… He’s “turned his face like flint against the wind,” as the saying goes, and he’s driving forward on all of the policies that he promised the American people he would do.
And I think that’s the reason why people all across the country — millions of your listeners across the country — are so heartened by this, the early days of this administration. I’m just telling you, and telling all of them, “We’re just getting started. We are in the promise-keeping business, and we’re gonna continue to support the president in every way as he keeps his word to the American people, and we will make America safe again, we will make America prosperous again, and as he loves to say, ‘We will make America great again.’”