Vice President Mike Pence was in Chile this week but he made an announcement about Charlottesville. He made it clear that he stand with President Trump in condemning the violence. Pence is a decent man and he spoke from the heart.
Politico has the story:
Pence backs Trump’s Charlottesville rhetoric: ‘I stand with the president’
Vice President Mike Pence declined Wednesday to distance himself from President Donald Trump’s controversial doubling down on violence that occurred at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.
“I spoke at length about this heartbreaking situation on Sunday night in Colombia,” Pence told reporters during a news conference in Chile alongside President Michelle Bachelet. “I stand with the president, and I stand by those words.”
Pence contended he and Trump have “been clear” on the tragedy, though Trump initially said Saturday there was violence “on many sides” before cleaning up his remarks Monday, when he delivered a statement declaring racism “evil” and singling out hate groups by name…
Speaking Sunday alongside Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Pence had called the fatal events in Charlottesville, where white supremacists protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee clashed with counter-protesters, a “tragedy.”
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An excellent statement.