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.
Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines
Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.
"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.
More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.
At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.
Chief Justice John Roberts issues New Year’s Eve warning to stand up for democracy
"In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public's need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital," he wrote. "We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity and stability."
Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why
According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.
As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."