The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, was back in his home state of Indiana recently. The Vice President had returned so he could attend the graduation ceremony of Notre Dame's class of 2017. He was also set to deliver the commencement address to the graduates.
However, nearly 100 students objected to the Vice President's presence and words and began to show the ultimate act of disrespect as he took the stage.
Watch the video below to see what they did.
While the students protested, the Vice President took the stage and delivered a powerful speech about free speech and acceptance to the graduates who chose to stay.
“While this institution has maintained an atmosphere of civility and open debate, 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. These all-too-common practices are destructive of learning and the pursuit of knowledge, and they are wholly outside the America tradition," he said.
Parents and audience members booed the protesting students who chose this happy venue to make a political stance. Some people clapped as other students turned their backs on the Vice President.
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