Mike Pence spoke at the NRA conference and it didn’t go well
Mike Pence, the estranged, one-term Trump vice president who is widely expected to announce a 2024 presidential run against his former boss, showed up at the NRA’s convention in Indianapolis, Indiana – his home state – to deliver a speech Friday afternoon.
It didn’t go well.
Pence, the Republican former Indiana governor and U.S. Congressman, was loudly booed.
Despite the less-than-welcoming welcome, Pence told the audience, “I love you too.”
\u201cMike Pence booed at the NRA Convention today.\u201d— Citizen Free Press (@Citizen Free Press) 1681497578
To be fair, he did get applause, which apparently was not captured by the C-SPAN microphones.
\u201cVice President Pence was booed as he took the stage here at the NRA meeting \u2014 in his home state of Indiana. \n\nPence responds: \u201cI love you too\u201d\u201d— Dylan Wells (@Dylan Wells) 1681497171
Pence is no stranger to being booed.
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In fact, he’s been booed at at least four other events, two of them also in his home state of Indiana. That should come as no surprise. In 2016, before Donald Trump chose him to be his vice presidential running mate, Governor Pence’s approval was “underwater” and he was seen as “unpopular” – so much so he could have lost his re-election bid.
In 2016, while still governor of Indiana, Pence was booed at a baseball game for signing a highly-restrictive abortion bill.
\u201cWhile throwing the opening pitch in 2016 Pence was booed for signing one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. #BooMikePence\u201d— Kelsie Taggart (@Kelsie Taggart) 1528380049
Here he is, also in 2016, getting booed by the audience at Broadway’s “Hamilton.” He later received a respectful plea from the cast:
\u201cMike Pence was booed by the audience when he saw @HamiltonMusical, and the cast addressed him directly after the show\u201d— NowThis (@NowThis) 1479579856
The following year, now officially vice president, Pence was again booed, again in his home state of Indiana, as graduating students literally walked out in protest while he delivered the commencement address at Notre Dame University.
\u201cWhile attending Hamilton, Mike Pence was booed for supporting Trump's anti-American and anti-love policies. #BooMikePence\u201d— Kelsie Taggart (@Kelsie Taggart) 1528380049
In 2021 at the Faith & Freedom conference, which should be considered his base, Pence was booed and called a “traitor.”
\u201cMike Pence gets booed and called a traitor in Florida \ud83d\udc47\ud83c\udffc\u201d— Art TakingBack \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Art TakingBack \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1624046594
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