‘Traitor!’ Mike Pence heckled during a speech at Florida faith conference


Former vice president Mike Pence was loudly heckled during his speech to a Christian conservative group in Orlando, Florida on Friday.

As Mr. Pence spoke to the Faith & Freedom Coalition, aggressive booing and cries of “Traitor!” could be heard from the crowd.

“It is great to be back with so many patriots, dedicated to faith and freedom and the road to the majority!” Mr Pence thundered as the shouting began to drown him out. “I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order, and I am honoured to stand before you today.”

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Shouts of “No!” and other heckling persisted as he soldiered on through the speech.

Mr Pence has been loathed by some of Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters since 6 January last year, when he presided over the Senate as it certified Joe Biden’s election victory. Under the United States Constitution, Mr Pence was obligated to do so, but Mr Trump and his followers regarded it as an act of betrayal.

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