Headline RoundupJuly 15th, 2023

Pence Clashes With Tucker Carlson at GOP Speaking Event in Iowa

Summary from AllSides News Team

Former Vice President Mike Pence and Tucker Carlson (Right bias) engaged in a tense conversation Friday at The Family Leadership Summit in Iowa.

The Details: The event was broadcast by The Blaze (Right bias) and featured discussions between Carlson and six top GOP candidates, excluding Former President Donald Trump. Pence and Carlson’s discussion became contentious over topics like Ukraine, which Pence said he favors sending more aid to, and electronic voting systems, which Carlson proposed eliminating. Audience members booed Pence for his remarks on Ukraine.

For Context: Reportedly, the most warmly received candidates were young businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The event was one of Carlson’s first media appearances outside his new Twitter show since being fired from Fox News (Right bias) in April. In August, Carlson said a Pence presidential run would be “delusional.”

Key Quotes: “I believe that it is in the interests of the United States of America to continue to give the Ukrainian military the resources they need to repel the Russian invasion and restore their sovereignty,” said Pence. Carlson asked in a rebuttal, “I think it’s a fair question to ask, where’s the concern for the United States in that?”

How The Media Covered It: The summit was more widely covered by Left and Center-rated sources. Coverage on the right was less common, and split. National Review (Right bias) framed Pence as having the upper hand in the discussion. ZeroHedge (Lean Right bias) said Carlson “utterly dismantled (Pence’s) neocon talking points.”

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