Former Vice President Mike Pence obtained a cold reception from some when he took the stage on the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual convention on Friday.
There had been some cheers, however Pence was additionally heckled by viewers members echoing criticisms he had obtained from former President Donald Trump.
“It is great to be back with so many patriots dedicated to faith, freedom and the road to the majority,” Pence mentioned as he started his remarks on the occasion in Orlando, Florida.
Several loud calls then rang out: “Traitor!”
Some individuals yelling at Pence had been escorted out of the venue, whereas others left on their very own, in response to Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel.
The Faith and Freedom Coalition, which payments itself as a grassroots Christian conservative advocacy group, holds a convention annually. Speakers at this yr’s occasion embrace Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Pence’s star has fallen in MAGA world because the rebellion on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Trump infamously referred to as on his vice chairman to disrupt the official certification of the 2020 presidential election ― which Trump misplaced ― throughout a rally near the White House shortly earlier than hoards of individuals broke into the constructing.
Some rioters who stormed the Capitol referred to as for Pence to be hanged, and gallows had been constructed outdoors the constructing.
Trump had beforehand advised that it might be a betrayal if Pence did not cease the certification of Joe Biden’s win. He additionally used his time on stage on the rally in January to name on his supporters to “fight like hell.”
In the aftermath of the lethal rioting, The Washington Post reported that Trump was offended and refused to speak to Pence.
In early June, Pence informed a crowd assembled in New Hampshire that he had spoken to Trump “many times since we left office.”
“I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye about that day,” Pence mentioned. “But I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years.”
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