Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) had to deal with questioning on Monday regarding running mate Donald Trump’s remarks about Khizr Khan, Politico reported.
Pence was speaking at a town hall event in Carson City, Nevada when a woman describing herself as the mother of a US Air Force member told him that the GOP presidential candidate “has disrespected our nation’s armed forces and veterans,” as well as Khan, whose son, Army Captain Humayun Khan, died while fighting in Iraq.
The woman’s remarks prompted loud boos from the crowd, as captured in this post from The Daily Edge:
Mother of veteran booed by Trump supporters asking Mike Pence about Trump's disrespect for Gold Star family https://t.co/w0xANvmT5w
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) August 2, 2016
“Will there ever be a point in time when you’re able to look at Trump in the eye and tell him, ‘Enough is enough’?” the woman asked Pence, continuing despite the harangues from the audience. “You have a son in the military. How do you tolerate his disrespect?”
After a few seconds, Pence motioned for the crowd to quiet down, saying, “That’s what freedom looks like, and that’s what freedom sounds like.”
The governor also insisted that “no one more devoted” to veterans than Trump, while also refusing to join in Trump’s attacks against the Khan family.
“Captain Khan is an American hero and we honor him and honor his family,” said Pence. “The story of Capt. Khan is an incredibly inspiring story.”
However, some attendees continued to insult the woman after the event, with one accusing her of “[violating] everyone elses rights” by questioning Pence in public.
“She was politicizing the veterans,” said another attendee, 29-year-old Roen Horn. “She had an agenda.”
Watch the encounter, as posted online, below.
Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
Japan's top government spokesman slapped down the environment minister on Tuesday after he said there was "no other option" but to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.
"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.
The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
Here’s one big reason why Trump is having a white-hot meltdown over the Fed not dropping interest rates
President Donald Trump has a personal conflict-of-interest that may be impacting his decisions in his public feud with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE