Mike Pence says he refuses to use the phrase “Black Lives Matter” because the leaders of the movement “push a radical left agenda” and insist “all lives matter, born and not born”
- Vice President of Make Pence claims not to say “Black Lives Matter” because it was used to promote a “radical leftist program”
- He said he promotes protesters who want to defeat the police, remove the statues and use violence to carry out their program.
- “John, I really believe that all lives matter,” Pence told CBS News “John Dickerson
- Dickerson said protesters want to hear leaders use the phrase
- The Black Lives Matter movement started in 201
Mike Pence said Sunday morning that he refused to push a ‘radical left agenda’ using the phrase Black Lives Matter and instead said ‘all life is important’.
“As a pro-life American, I also believe that all life is important, born and unborn,” Mike Pence, a passionate Christian evangelical, told John Dickerson of CBS News.
‘But what I see in the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement is a political agenda of the radical left that would have defeated the police, that would have demolished the monuments, that would have pressed a radical left’s agenda and that would have supported the requests of the violence that has beset the same communities for which they claim they are advocating, “he continued.
Dickerson, whose interview with the vice president aired on CBS News “Face the Nation on Sunday morning, pushed Pence:” So you won’t say that black lives matter? “
‘John, I really believe that all lives matter. And this is where the hearts of the American people are, “said Pence.
Vice President of Make Pence claims not to use the phrase “Black Lives Matter” because it has been used to promote a “radical leftist program”
“John, I really believe that all lives matter,” Pence told CBS News “John Dickerson
The Black Lives Matter movement started in 2013 to protest the police brutality against American blacks
Dickerson said protesters want to hear leaders use the phrase transformed into a civil rights movement.
The Trump administration did not use the phrase “Black Lives Matter” in the wake of George Floyd’s death, which led to nationwide unrest and more than a month of protests and riots in cities across the country.
Black Lives Matter was established in 2013 as a movement aimed at protesting police brutality against African Americans – and the latest wave took part in calling for police defunding and the removal of Confederate statues and monuments.
Activists and civil rights groups argue that the phrase “whole life is important” is counterproductive for the movement.
A Pew Research poll released earlier this month shows that around seven out of 10 Americans support the Black Live Matter Movement, but the phrase remains politically sensitive for many Republicans.