Immigration Protesters Drowned Out By ‘USA’ Chant at Pence Event
A heckler yelling at Vice President Mike Pence about immigration was drowned out by booing and chanting of “USA” by Pence supporters at the vice president’s Kansas City, Missouri, speech on Wednesday, according to Live Satellite News.
“Where are the children? Shame on you,” a protester shouted as he entered the event, as seen in a video posted by Live Satellite News on Wednesday.
The crowd immediately started booing as the protester was dragged out, and then began chanting “USA, USA,” the video shows. (RELATED: Former ICE Director On Trump: ‘No President Has Done More For Border Security)
“It really is great to be back,” Pence said laughing as the heckler was taken out by security.
A second protester, who there is not video of, also heckled pence, though there is no report of what he said, according to The Kansas City Star on Wednesday.
Pence used the Kansas City speech as an opportunity to speak out against Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, The Kansas City Star reported. “Every single Democrat in congress voted against President Trump’s tax cuts … when it came time to cut your taxes, Senator Claire McCaskill voted no,” Pence said in the speech.
McCaskill’s Senate seat is up for reelection in November. The seat is rated as a “toss up” by the Cook Political Report, meaning that it is one of “the most competitive” races.