‘Critical Race Theory Is … State-Sanctioned Racism’: Pence Rails On Far Left Takeover Of Education

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Former Vice President Mike Pence equated Critical Race Theory (CRT) to “state-sanctioned racism” in a fiery speech Tuesday.

Pence spoke at the Young America’s Foundation about his “Freedom Agenda,” just hours before former President Donald Trump’s speech in Washington, D.C., at the America First Agenda Summit.

“Our culture agenda begins with the sanctity of life, but it also involves securing liberty,” Pence said. “That means defending religious liberty and freedom of speech from the censorship coercion of cancel culture. It means securing our border, supporting law enforcement. It means finishing the wall and giving the men and women of law enforcement the support they deserve every single day.” (RELATED: Mike Pence Endorses Karrin Taylor Robson In Arizona Gubernatorial Primary)

“Now, Critical Race Theory is nothing more than state-sanctioned racism and it should be rejected in every community and every school in the nation,” Pence continued to a round of applause. “We need to purge our schools of Critical Race Theory and restore patriotic education in every classroom in America. And the time has come to allow every family to choose where their children go to school, regardless of their income or area code. School choice’s time has come.”

CRT holds America is fundamentally racist and teaches students to view every social interaction and person in terms of race.

Neither Pence nor Trump have formally announced plans to run for president in 2024, though there is chatter that both could run. Trump said he “wouldn’t be concerned” if Pence ran.

“That’s ok if he ran. I mean, I wouldn’t be concerned with that,” Trump said during an interview with Fox News in May. “People are very disappointed in Mike, and if he ran, I don’t think that would be a problem.”