Mike Pence Says He Refuses To Use The Term “Black Lives Matter” Because Movement Leaders “Push A Radical Left Program” And Insists “All Lives Are Important, Born And Born”
- Vice President Make Pence says he doesn’t say “Black Lives Matter” because it was used to push a “radical left agenda”
- He said it promotes protesters who want to dismantle the police, remove the statues and use violence to pass their agenda
- “John, I really believe all lives matter,” John Dickerson told CBS News, Pence
- Dickerson said protesters want to hear leaders use the phrase
- The Black Lives Matter movement started in 2013 to protest police brutality against black Americans
Mike Pence said on Sunday morning that he refused to push a “radical left agenda” using the phrase Black Lives Matter and said “all lives count.”
“As a pro-life American, I also believe that all life is important, born and unborn,” Mike Pence, a passionate evangelical Christian, told John Dickerson of CBS News.
“But what I see in the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement is a political program of the radical left that would finance the police, that would destroy monuments, that would support a radical program of the left and that would support calls to the kind of violence that has hit the very communities for which they say they defend, “he continued.
Dickerson, whose interview with the vice president was broadcast on Sunday morning on CBS News “Face the Nation”, urged Pence: “So wouldn’t you say that the lives of black people are important?
“John, I truly believe that all lives count. And therein lies the heart of the American people, “said Pence.
Vice President Make Pence says he doesn’t use the term “Black Lives Matter” because it was used to push a “radical left agenda”
“John, I really believe all lives matter,” John Dickerson told CBS News, Pence
The Black Lives Matter movement started in 2013 to protest police brutality against black Americans
Dickerson said the protesters want to hear leaders use the phrase turned into a civil rights movement.
The Trump administration did not use the phrase “Black Lives Matter” following the death of George Floyd, which caused nationwide unrest and more than a month of protests and riots in the country’s cities.
Black Lives Matter was created in 2013 as a movement to protest police brutality against African Americans – and the most recent wave saw participants calling for the dismantling of the police and the removal of Confederate statues and monuments .
Activists and civil rights groups say the phrase “all life matters” is counterproductive for the movement.
A Pew Research poll released earlier this month shows that nearly seven in 10 Americans support the Black Live Matter movement – but the phrase remains politically sensitive to many Republicans.
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