Notre Dame grads walk out of VP Pence’s commencement speech

A large group of graduates walked out of Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech today at Notre Dame University.

Pence’s politics is extreme religious right, which includes being a virulent homophobia.

While Pence is far slicker than Trump — Pence is an experienced, polished politician — his politics are pure Jerry Falwell.

So it’s perhaps not surprising that young people, even at a Catholic school like Notre Dame, have little stomach for Pence’s politics.

Also, as an interesting aside, Pence has been trying to immunize himself against Donald Trump’s latest controversies. For example, Pence claims he had no idea that Mike Flynn was under investigation for not registering as a lobbyist for Turkey. In fact, Flynn says he told the transition about the investigation, and Pence as running the transition. It’s difficult to believe that no one told Pence.

Here’s the video of the Notre Dame students walking out:

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