Former Vice President Mike Pence was heckled by attendees at a conservative conference Friday, according to The Hill.
Pence was speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition summit, which allows conservative activists to “join together and lay the foundation to win the majority in the 2022 midterm elections,” according to a press release from the organization.
“It is great to be back with so many patriots dedicated to faith and freedom and the road to the majority,” Pence said before hecklers in the crowd began shouting “traitor.”
“I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order, and I am honored to stand before you today,” he continued. The calls of “traitor” grew louder as Pence tried to continue his speech.
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The former Vice President finished his speech as some of the hecklers were reportedly escorted out, according to The Hill.
In early June, Pence spoke at an event in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, acknowledging that he has spoken with former President Donald Trump since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
“You know, President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office. And I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day. But I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years,” he said, according to The Hill.
Former President Donald Trump told Fox News correspondent Mark Meredith he would “make a decision” about whether to run for the 2024 Presidential election and didn’t rule out considering Pence as his running mate. (RELATED: Trump Gives Updates On Potential 2024 Run, Won’t Say Whether Pence Would Be His Running Mate)
“I was disappointed with Mike on one thing as he understands and some other people understand, but overall, I had a very good relationship with Mike, and he’s a very fine person and a fine man. And, you know Mike and I have a good relationship, we continue to have a good — but it’s too early to be discussing running mates certainly,” Trump concluded.