Mike Pence says he refuses to use the term “Black Lives Matter” because the movement’s leaders “drive a radical left agenda” and insist that “all life is important, born and unborn”.
- Vice President Make Pence says he doesn’t say “Black Lives Matter” because it was used to drive a “radical left agenda”.
- He said it is promoting demonstrators who want to disappoint the police, remove statues, and use violence to enforce their agenda
- “John, I really believe that all life is important,” Pence told CBS News. John Dickerson
- Dickerson claimed that protesters want to hear leaders use the phrase
- The Black Lives Matter movement started in 201
Mike Pence said on Sunday morning that he had refused to advance a “radical left agenda” using the phrase “Black Lives Matter” and instead claimed “all life is important”.
“As a pro-life American, I also believe that all life is important, born and born,” said Mike Pence, an avid evangelical Christian, to John Dickerson of CBS News.
“But what I see in the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement is a radical left political agenda that would disappoint the police, tear down monuments that would push a radical left agenda and support demands of this kind.” of violence that has struck the communities they are committed to, ”he continued.
Dickerson, whose interview with the vice president was broadcast on CBS News “Face the Nation Sunday morning”, urged Pence: “So you won’t say black lives matter?”
“John, I really believe that all life is important. And this is where the heart of the American people lies, said Pence.
Vice President Make Pence says he didn’t use the term “Black Lives Matter” because it was used to drive a “radical left agenda”.
“John, I really believe that all life is important,” Pence told CBS News. John Dickerson
The Black Lives Matter movement started in 2013 to protest police brutality against black Americans
Dickerson claimed that demonstrators wanted to hear leaders use the term “civil rights movement.”
The Trump administration has not used the term “Black Lives Matter” after George Floyd’s death, which has led to nationwide riots and more than a month of protests and riots in cities across the country.
Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 as a movement to protest police brutality against African Americans. In the recent wave, participants demanded police refinancing and the removal of Confederate statues and monuments.
Civil rights activists and groups claim that the expression “all life is important” is counterproductive for the movement.
A Pew Research poll released earlier this month shows that nearly seven in ten Americans support the Black Live Matter movement – but the sentence remains politically sensitive to many Republicans.