Pence Pressed on Message That Statues Would Be Torn Down Under Biden: It Is ‘Happening Right Now’

Vice President Mike Pence is being pressed on the message that more statues would be removed if Joe Biden were elected when it is currently happening under the Trump administration.

The Washington Examiner spoke with the vice president in an interview published Friday and he was asked about when the president said “if Joe Biden is elected, they’re going to be tearing down statutes,” as the reporter said. The reporter noted that President Donald Trump “has said things could get very bad from the standpoint of public safety and mobs tearing down statues.”

Pence was then asked, “The question I have is: That’s exactly what’s happening right now, and you guys are in charge. … couldn’t some voters look around and say, ‘Not that I’m blaming you, Mr. President, but it’s happening right now. So, I don’t see what the difference is’?”

The vice president responded by noting the “difference” right now is “we have hundreds of investigations, dozens of prosecutions against people that have vandalized property and engaged in rioting, including the tearing down of statues.”

“When rioters were setting fire to one of the oldest churches in America and defacing our national monuments, Joe Biden sent out a press release. President Trump sent in the National Guard. We quelled the violence.”

He added, “The contrast is, with Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, this is a president who understands our commitment is to uphold the rule of law — law and order.”

Pence went on to point to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) remarks where she said during Thursday’s press conference, “People will do what they do,” when asked if it should be left up to the communities to take down controversial statues, as IJR reported.

In response to Pelosi’s comment, Pence said, “Well, the president of the United States takes an oath to see that the laws are faithfully executed, not to say that ‘people that break the law will do what they will do.'”

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Additionally, Pence also noted during the Examiner’s interview that he does not believe tearing down statues is a protest.

During his speech on Friday, Trump called Biden a “puppet” of the “militant left,” before claiming Biden is part of those who want to “rip down statues and monuments to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Jesus. They want to rip down statues to Jesus.”

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Biden recently shared that he believes monuments, such as those for George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus, belong in museums.

“The idea of bringing down all those Confederate monuments to Confederate soldiers and generals who strongly supported secession and maintaining slavery and going to war to do it, I think those statues belong in museums, they don’t belong in public places,” he said during a press conference in Delaware on June 30.


  1. Delbert, so that you know, I have already “looked stuff up”. For your benefit since you apparently can’t read for yourself I will provide information for your reader to tell you without getting into the multitudinous pages of the laws. I provide these cites from Laws & the Courts regarding –

    Virginia: Governor Ralph Northam supports (and signed into law) legislation… for abortions so late in pregnancy would be done only in cases where the unborn child was severely deformed or unviable and that in such cases parents should be able to withhold medical care if the infants are fully delivered.” Also, “Virginia, state legislator Kathy Tran has introduced legislation that would, she has explained, make abortion legal even at term and in the middle of birth.”

    New York: “Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law that makes abortion legal, even after the unborn child is viable, so long as the abortionist makes a “reasonable and good-faith judgment” that abortion will protect the pregnant woman’s health.” This includes a child already born.

    Rhode Island: “Governor Gina Raimondo has pledged to sign legislation that also makes abortion legal after viability to “preserve . . . health.”

    Numerous other references exist and are easy for your reader to find if you want more information.

  2. Ray, I’d appreciate if you could point out the laws you’re talking about, rather than just telling me to go look the stuff up for you.

  3. Michael, read the laws in New York and Virginia. They allow “comfortably” killing children born alive. This is a fact.

  4. Ray claims to present facts and then leads with a whopper about killing children. Calling made up lies facts does not make them so, foolish Ray.

  5. Luke, you may be a conservative and have Democratic friends, but you miss the reality of the things going on around you. I will present you with some facts: In Virginia and New York one can kill their child that is born alive if the mother wishes to do so. The riots, statue toppling, history erasing, murders, etc. are largely in Democratic run areas (Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, et al). In fact I can’t think of one Republican area where this is happening. Perhaps you have not done any of these things, but next time you speak with your Democratic friends, ask is they have or if they support these acts. If you don’t believe me, research the heinous crimes and laws of late and see for yourself. P.S. The failed experiment of this country is brought to you by the one and only Democratic party. Mayer Durken of Seattle calls the riots in her jurisdiction where a person was killed, stores vandalized, people praying beaten, and looting, the “Summer of Love” and “Patriotic”. Chicago had over 80 people shot by their “own”, Atlanta only 31. Facts that perhaps you didn’t read about or your Democratic friends didn’t mention. It pays to pay attention to reality.

  6. Milquetoast Mike has never met a question he couldn’t or wouldn’t dodge.

    He is every bit as toxic, useless, vile, and worth less than shit as trumpuke.

  7. Steve, “I’ll bet there’s people” “the guys brain’s with is off”??? Is English a second language for you? A Russian troll perhaps? You will bet “there is people”! People is plural, not singular. Biden is a one guy, not “guys” The possessive is “guy’s” I have no idea what “brain’s with” could possibly mean. If you are a troll promoting the idea that Trumpers are not the “sharpest blades in the drawer,” trust me–they do not require your assistance.

  8. Luke, sounds like we are in a similar place. Unfortunately Trump’s version of the GOP no longer represents my beliefs, and I’m not sure I will be able to vote Republican in future elections. Time for a new and improved conservative party that does not rely on fake chicken little arguments to scare supporters to fall in line…

  9. That’s quite a list of things ,Democrats’ do. I’m a lifelong conservative and I do have Democrat friends. I’ve never killed anyone, never heard a baby get killed after it’s born or any of the other ridiculous things you list below. Maybe that’s why this ‘United’ states is such a failed experiment. As long as you believe all this nonsense about ‘the left’ as if it’s one big blob, we will never close any gaps. Your president is self destructing before Our eyes. Go talk to some Democrats before you spew all this hatred.

  10. I’ll bet $100.00 there’s people behind the curtain laughing at Biden when he hold a press conference.The guys brain’s with is off,I’m starting to feel bad.HAHAHA And BLM people want him to lead them into the further HAHAHA STOPPPPPP.

  11. This is simple. Riots, rampant crime, murder, vandalism, statue removals, erasing history, killing babies after they are born, making perversion a protected theme, etc. is happening now. You can find these events in any Democratic Party run area. A “summer of love”, they call it. The Democratic definition of love: Loving – anarchy, hate, division, crime, murder, etc. then blame Trump.

  12. This is a very simple read. With President Trump it is a crime and investigate. With Joe it would be OK and no investigating. Law vs lawless

  13. Earth to Mike Pence: If it is happening NOW, that would be occurring during the Trump/Pence administration and the “hundreds of investigations and dozens of prosecutions” does not mean it is not happening. Were you thinking Biden would pardon them, commute their sentences or have his AG intervene in the case? The Trump/Pence administration has set the precedent for that!

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