VIDEO: Notre Dame Grads Stage Walkout During Vice President Mike Pence’s Commencement Speech
By Fox News // May 21, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: Dozens of students marched out of their own graduation ceremony as Vice President Mike Pence took the stage at the University of Notre Dame.
(FOX NEWS) – Vice President Mike Pence forged ahead Sunday with his University of Norte Dame commencement speech as some in attendance walked out, encouraging the graduates to keep their religious faith, value the freedom of speech and saying “the future is yours.”
Pence, a former Indiana governor, was the most recent college campus speaker to face backlash or protest from students, faculty and others over ideological differences.
He was invited to speak at the Catholic school, in South Bend, Ind., after students and faculty objected to a prospective invitation to President Trump, who would have been the seventh U.S. president to give the commencement address.
Trump has faced harsh criticism for his anti-Islamic rhetoric during his presidential campaign and for his administration’s efforts to impose a travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries.
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ABOVE VIDEO: “Far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe zones, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness, all of which amounts to nothing less than suppression of the freedom of speech.” — Vice President Mike Pence