Mike Pence gave rousing speech on Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention, where in he formally accepted the Republican nomination for Vice-President.
Pence went on to condemn violent rioters, back police across the country, and vowed a return to ‘law and order.’
As The Hill reports:
BALTIMORE — Vice President Pence on Wednesday condemned violent protests in American cities, including Kenosha, Wis., standing firmly with law enforcement even as the latest police shooting of a Black man has set off another round of intense protests.
“Let me be clear: the violence must stop – whether in Minneapolis, Portland, or Kenosha. Too many heroes have died defending our freedoms to see Americans strike each other down,” Pence said to applause.
The vice president expressed support for the right to peacefully protest, but concluded, “We will have law and order on the streets of America for every American of every race, and creed and color.”
“Under President Trump, we will stand with those who stand on the Thin Blue Line, and we’re not going to defund the police — not now, not ever,” Pence said.
Pence also took aim at Joe Biden’s long and highly flawed record, as Fox News’ Chris Wallace later noted:
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You can watch Pence’s entire speech below: