/ Modified jun 13, 2022 5:29 p.m.

Pence touts Trump-era border policies in Arizona speech

Pence visited the border in Cochise County before speaking in Phoenix.

Pence in Green Valley 2 HERO Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Caterpillar facility in Green Valley. October 3, 2019
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Former Vice President Mike Pence called for an enforcement-first strategy in confronting problems at the United States-Mexico border in a border security speech in Arizona.

Pence toured a section of the border in southeastern Arizona before coming to Phoenix for the speech.

Pence didn't comment during the speech on the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection and didn't speak with reporters after the event.

Last week, Rep. Liz Cheney relayed an account from inside the White House. When Trump was told rioters were chanting for Pence to be hanged for refusing to block the election results, Cheney said Trump responded that maybe the mob was right, that he “deserves it.”

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