Monday, July 24, 2017

Mike Pence

students
If this scares you, wait until you meet your first boss.

Two of the students who walked out of the commencement ceremony at the University of Notre Dame as Vice President Mike Pence began giving his commencement address, told CNN that they did so as an act of protest because the Vice President of the United States made them feel “unsafe.”

Talking to CNN host Brooke Baldwin on Monday, Luis Miranda and Aniela Tyksinski, said that the walkout was organized primarily because several students and families “have been specifically targeted” by Pence’s policies.

“We felt the need to walk out because we wanted to stand here to protect human dignity,” Miranda said. “We wanted to have solidarity with those who are most vulnerable of us, and also to seek justice for them.”

“We essentially have classmates, family members, and friends who were either with us sitting down there, or were also in the stands who have been specifically targeted by the policies of Mike Pence either as a governor or as a president (sic) directly,” Miranda continued.

According to Miranda, the students, by walking out, were showing solidarity with “undocumented Americans” and members of the LGBT community. Miranda further said that Pence’s appearance at the ceremony felt “inappropriate” and the students walked out to stand “with them, and for them.”

Tyksinski reiterated Miranda’s stance that undocumented immigrants and members of the LGBT community were in her heart as she was walking out.

Adding to that, Tyksinski explained that Pence made a lot of students feel “unsafe” and that a commencement speech was not a suitable setting for “this kind of political discourse.”

“The walkout was in response to the fact that members of our own community felt unwelcome, uncomfortable, and even unsafe,” she said. “This was not the appropriate event for this kind of political discourse. This should have been an event for all graduates and all of their family members.”

While Miranda and Tyskinski did not care to explain what exactly the offending “political discourse” was, Baldwin asked if the students thought they were unwilling to listen to viewpoints other than theirs, and actually feeding into the stereotype that colleges and universities had become “too liberal.”

“I cannot speak to the stereotype, but yes, there are difficulties over free speech,” Miranda said. “It’s hard to have these conversations and we agree that free speech is a very important thing and that we shouldn’t be shutting it out. We need to be welcoming it.”

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VP Pick

Last week was a horrible week in America, and for a brief time period, we all focused on the five fallen officers in Dallas.

As we move forward from that tragic event, people are focusing back in on the elections as Donald Trump plans to make his VP pick this week.

Donald Trump spoke to the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday and announced that he has narrowed it down to three potential candidates.

The final three are Indiana Governor Mike Pence, former Speaker Newt Gingrich and surprisingly, Chris Christie is still one of his top picks.

Donald Trump recognizes his lack of political experience and wants to have a running mate that has experience as a governor and a leader.

Donald likes Chris Christie because he is a tough guy and Trump even called him a “fighter”. Chris Christie is also the first of the GOP primary opponents to back Trump during the campaign.

Governor Mike Pence could be the front-runner according to some close to Trump. Pence is relatively unknown to the masses, but again Trump likes his “fighting spirit” and he could be fresh face with a lot of experience.

Mike Pence has been on the campaign trail this week with Donald Trump in what some are calling a tryout.

His last pick of this top three is Newt Gingrich. The former Speaker is a guy that knows how to fight the Clintons. He did it in the 1990’s.

Newt is a smart guy and some of the top GOP donors and members are pushing Trump to take Newt.

With the GOP Convention starting next week, Donald Trump said he will make a decision and announce his VP pick before the weekend. Most people close to the campaign, think the decision will happen Friday.

This is a big moment for Trump. He is closing the gap on Hillary in the polls and the right VP choice could really help bring new people to his camp. This is a big decision.

Who do you think Trump should pick? Take the poll below and then let us know why you picked that person in the comments below.

Who do you think Trump should pick for his running mate?

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