Mike Pence calls white supremacists ‘dangerous fringe groups,’ says they have no place in American public life

Cartagena (Colombia): Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday responded to the violence during a march by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying "these dangerous fringe groups" have no place in American public life.

File image of Vice President Mike Pence. Reuters

File image of Vice President Mike Pence. Reuters

Pence was asked about the violent clashes in the Virginia college town as he spoke on Sunday during a news conference in Cartagena.

Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized President Donald Trump's initial remarks about the violence in Charlottesville. Trump did not single out any group but blamed "many sides" for the violence.

On Sunday, Pence said, "We have no tolerance for hate and violence, white supremacists or neo-Nazis or the KKK."


Following his remarks about such fringe groups, Pence added, "We condemn them in the strongest possible terms."


Published Date: Aug 14, 2017 07:44 am | Updated Date: Aug 14, 2017 07:44 am


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