Pence dismisses calls to defund police, praises school choice during Waukesha Co. stops

Vice President Mike Pence kicks off the Trump campaign's "Faith in America" tour in Pewaukee on June 23, 2020. Photo by David Wise.

By David Wise, Adam Kelnhofer and Caroline Kubzansky,
PEWAUKEE: Vice President Mike Pence during a pair of suburban Milwaukee visits today dismissed calls to defund police, touted an improving economy and praised private school choice.
Pence, during his visits in the GOP stronghold of Waukesha County, called the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer a “tragedy that shocked the conscience of the nation” and declared “justice will be served.”
“There’s no excuse for what happened to George Floyd, but there’s no excuse for the violence and rioting and...

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