Vice President Mike Pence’s response to the protests following the police-involved killing of George Floyd is putting a spotlight on his past actions. Someone in his office needs to step up their game so they are not so laughable in their public statements.
Pence said in a tweet, “Our prayers are with the family of George Floyd and our prayers are also with the family of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. We have no tolerance for racism in America.”
It should be noted that Pence forgot to mention the main reason for the protests. That being white cops KILLED a black American in front of the entire nation.
A follow-up tweet continued:
“We believe in law and order in this Country. We condemn violence against property or persons. We will always stand for the right of Americans to peacefully protest and let their voices be heard.”
But in the past, Pence has turned his back on peaceful protest. In October 2017, the former Indiana governor tweeted that he walked out of Lucas Oil Stadium after a group of San Francisco 49ers players knelt during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and social injustice.
“I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence tweeted minutes after leaving the stadium. Pence did not address how much that photo op cost American taxpayers.
He flew to the game to watch the protest. He walked out not watching the game. He flew on the taxpayer dime for a political stunt. Let us be honest and state that Pence is part of the problem. He’s part of a white nationalist movement in the nation. And it must end.