Vice President Mike Pence on Friday expressed “no tolerance for racism” in response to 2 extremely publicized killings of unarmed black males, however he additionally mentioned rioting will not be the reply.
“Our prayers are with George Floyd’s family. Our prayers are also with the family of Ahmaud Arbery,” Mr. Pence mentioned of the killings in Minnesota and Georgia, respectively. “We have no tolerance for racism in America. We have no tolerance for violence inspired by racism. And as President Trump said, justice will be served.”
At a cease at a minority-owned financial institution in Atlanta, Mr. Pence added, “We also believe in law and order in this country. We condemn violence against property or persons. We will also always stand for the right of Americans to peacefully protest and let their voices be heard.”
Mr. Floyd died this week after a confrontation with police during which a white officer knelt on his neck for about 9 minutes. Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was fired, and on Friday he was arrested.
Parts of the town erupted in rioting, arson and looting in a single day. Gov. Tim Walz known as out the National Guard to assist restore order.
Mr. Arbery was shot and killed in February whereas jogging via a neighborhood in Glynn County, Georgia, by a white civilian who suspected him of housebreaking.
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