Pence advises House Republicans to ‘buckle up’

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Mike Pence speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, in August. Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Mike Pence speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, in August. Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Vice President-elect Mike Pence has a simple message for House Republicans about the incoming administration and next year: “Buckle up.”

That’s the word from lawmakers who attended Thursday’s closed-door meeting with the Indiana governor.

Congressman Daniel Webster of Florida said Pence told Republicans the next year won’t be the slow process they’re used to. With an all-Republican government led by Donald Trump, the GOP intends to dismantle much of President Barack Obama’s record, from his health care law to environmental rules to cuts in domestic programs.

Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina says the message was the administration will be aggressive and will require an all-hands-on-deck approach.

Pence also asked lawmakers to pray for Trump and his family.

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