Philadelphia Anchor Presses Mike Pence: Will You Say the Words ‘Black Lives Matter’?

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Brian Taff, anchor for Philadelphia station 6abc, spoke with Vice President Mike Pence Friday and repeatedly pressed him on whether he would say the words “Black Lives Matter.”

Taff brought up the nationwide protests and asked Pence, “There are only really a handful of elected Republican leaders in Washington who have uttered those words Black Lives Matter. And I wonder, sir, if those are words that you will utter right here — right here today. Black Lives Matter. Can you say those words?”

Pence started out by saying that the killing of George Floyd was a strategy and reflecting on the meaning of Juneteenth and talking about the president’s executive order.

“And so all lives matter in a very real sense,”
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