Mike Pence says he refuses to use the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ because movement leaders are ‘pushing a radical left-wing agenda’ and insists ‘all lives matter, born and unborn’
- Vice President Make Pence says he doesn’t say ‘Black Lives Matter’ because it has been used to push for a ‘radical left agenda’
- He said he promotes protesters who want to vanish the police, remove statues and use violence to fulfill their agenda.
- “John, I really believe that all lives matter,” Pence told John Dickerson of CBS News.
- Dickerson said protesters want to hear leaders use the phrase
- The Black Lives Matter movement started in 2013 to protest police brutality against black Americans
Mike Pence said Sunday morning that he refused to push a “radical left agenda” by using the phrase Black Lives Matter and instead stated that “all lives matter.”
“As a pro-life American, I also believe that all life matters, born and unborn,” Mike Pence, an avid evangelical Christian, told CBS News’s John Dickerson.
“But what I see in the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement is a radical left political agenda that would discourage the police, that would tear down the monuments, that would press a radical left agenda that would support calls for the type of violence who has harassed the same communities for which they say they defend, ” he continued.
Dickerson, whose interview with the vice president aired on CBS News ‘Face the Nation Sunday morning, pressured Pence:’ So you won’t say black lives matter? ‘
‘John, I really believe that all lives matter. And that’s where the heart of the American people lies, ‘said Pence.
Vice President Make Pence says he does not use the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ because it has been used to push for a ‘radical left agenda’
“John, I really believe that all lives matter,” Pence told John Dickerson of CBS News.
The Black Lives Matter movement started in 2013 to protest police brutality against black Americans
Dickerson said protesters want to hear leaders use the phrase turned into a civil rights movement.
The Trump administration has not used the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ in the wake of George Floyd’s death, leading to riots across the country 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 has participants calling for police disbursement and the removal of Confederate statues and monuments.
Activists and civil rights groups claim that the phrase “all lives matter” is counterproductive to the movement.
A Pew Research poll released earlier this month shows that nearly seven in 10 Americans support the Black Live Matter Movement, but the phrase remains politically sensitive to many Republicans.