The Western Kentucky Pachyderm Club got a visit from former congressional candidate Mike Pape Wednesday as he spoke about current political events and what he’s been doing since the 2016 election.
Pape fell in the May 2016 Republican primary to current Congressman James Comer and also spent 22 years as district director for Congressman Ed Whitfield. He says he has stayed focused on things that matter, such as healthcare and energy needs.
He says he has partnered with others to form an energy company that is attempting to create liquid fuels from natural gas and solve the fuel shortage he sees coming in the future.
He says his views politically haven’t changed since his campaign, especially concerning border security. He explained about a time he visited with Border Patrol agents and he believes immigrant families—and children—have a better chance of thriving while they wait for processing in a facility than they would own their own in the elements.
President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday afternoon ending the policy that separated children from their parents at the border, saying that the U.S. has to be both strong at the border and compassionate.
As for if Pape will run for public office again sometime in the future—he says he can’t rule out running again, but right now he’s focusing on the private sector.