Mike Pence Denial Of Institutional Bias Reveals GOP Hurdles
“This is the most important election of our lifetime and Pence just showed us why.”
Michelle D. Bernard, September 25, 2016
The issue of deadly police violence against unarmed African-Americans and the tensions between law enforcement and Blacks are topics that should be addressed during Monday night’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
But Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence may have already made it clear where Trump’s ticket stands on these issues, as well as the presence of systematic racism in America.
While speaking with a church group in Colorado late last week, Pence said the following:
“Donald Trump and I believe there’s been far too much of this talk of institutional bias or racism within law enforcement, that police officers are human beings and in difficult, life-threatening situations. Mistakes are made and people have to be held to account, but we both believe it’s important that we have a president who, as the chief law enforcement officer of the United States stands behind the men and women of law enforcement.” Michelle Bernard, president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy joined Roland Martin and the News One Panel to discuss, saying, “This is the most important election of our lifetime and Pence just showed us why.”
Air Date: September 26, 2016