During a speech at The Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. this Wednesday, former Vice President Mike Pence warned his fellow Republicans not to buy into “unprincipled populism” and he also leveled a few veiled swipes at former President Donald Trump.
“Conservatism is bigger than any one moment, any one election, any one person. It’s about ideas,” Pence said, according to The Hill.
Pence argued that some in the Republican Party prefer a “simple conservative agenda” while others believe the Party “should be swept along by a new and energetic sense of populism.”
“Our movement cannot forsake the foundational commitment that we have to security, to limited government, to liberty and to life,” Pence said. “But nor can we allow our movement to be led astray by the siren song of unprincipled populism that’s unmoored from our oldest traditions and most cherished values.
“Let me say — this movement and the party that it animates must remain the movement of a strong national defense, limited government and traditional moral values and life,” he added.
“We must do more than simply criticize and complain,” Pence said. “We must unite around a bold and optimistic agenda. And that was how the freedom agenda was born.”
Read more at The Hill.