Mr. Pence needs Mr. Trump
Regarding E.J. Dionne Jr.’s July 13 op-ed, “Will Republicans ever break free of Trump?”:
Vice President Pence will never consider breaking away from President Trump. Mr. Pence and ultraright religionists are totally beholden to Mr. Trump for his advancement of their agenda, which includes pursuing a more conservative Supreme Court, appointing someone to head the Education Department who favors private and religious-affiliated schools over public schools, and encouraging a more active involvement of churches in U.S. political and governmental affairs.
The separation of church and state is being seriously threatened by the Trump administration, and the driving force behind that may be the heightened influence of Mr. Pence, with his demonstrated strongly conservative religious views. If you were in Mr. Pence’s position, with his personal interests and apparent goals, would you leave?
Harry Flickinger, Bethany Beach, Del.