Rush Limbaugh Grills Pence: 'Mr. Vice President, Why Vote Republican?'

Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks past reporters in a U.S. Capitol hallway in Washington, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Vice President Mike Pence called into The Rush Limbaugh Show yesterday to defend the budget deal. Right off the bat Limbaugh asked Pence, “Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican?”

What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95% of their objectives, such as in this last budget deal?

Pence characterized the deal as a “win for the American people,” a characterization Limbaugh didn’t quite accept.

If I’m the Democrats, $21 billion, $15 billion for defense that was not originally authorized, that’s a small price to pay for continuing to fund refugee resettlement, continuing to fund Planned Parenthood, continuing to fund sanctuary cities, continuing to fund the EPA, and not build the wall. The Democrats clearly think this is a big win, and they’re confident they can block Trump’s agenda after this spending bill for the rest of Trump’s term. There isn’t anything of the president’s agenda in this budget, and people are beginning to ask, when’s that gonna happen? If you’re gonna shut it down in September, why not now?

A polite but heated discussion ensued: