(McClatchy) Vice president-elect Mike Pence’s increasingly influential role in putting a Trump administration together is delighting social conservatives, who say the second in command’s conservative values have allayed fears about the top of the ticket.
President-elect Donald Trump announced Friday that Pence will lead his presidential transition team, amid expectations that the Indiana governor and former congressman will play an outsize role in the Trump administration, given the incoming president’s lack of government experience.
“This isn’t Donald’s world, it’s Mike’s world,” Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, said of governing. “It’s encouraging to us. Mike will help him navigate this world from the same point of view we would.”
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