Notre Dame Mike Pence: Hundreds of Notre Dame graduates walked out of their own graduation ceremony to protest Vice President Pence when he began to deliver the commencement speech on Sunday morning.
Considered as the nation’s most prominent Catholic university, Notre Dame choose Vice President Pence to give the commencement address. It is the tradition of the university to invite newly inaugurated presidents to give the address in their first year of office.
Thousands of students and faculty members signed a petition asking Notre Dame’s president, the Rev. John Jenkins, not to invite President Trump, and the university chose instead to invite Pence instead.
A coalition of student activist groups at Notre Dame called We StaND For planned a walkout to protest policies Pence pursued as governor that they say targeted the most vulnerable.
School officials knew of the student walkout plans and did not try to stop them. The students — more than 100 — walked quietly out, and there were some cheers and boos sounded, though only briefly. [ Notre Dame Mike Pence }
— Summer Ratcliff (@SummerRatcliff) May 21, 2017
This video is a reminder that the Republican Party’s problems won’t be solved by replacing Donald Trump with Mike Pence in the Oval Office.
It is also evident that Pence has his own problems, his alleged linkage to the Russia scandal is still hanging on his head.
Pence is not popular, replacing him with Trump will be a bad idea for the Republicans.