Pence defends police, says “the hard truth is you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America”

As Wednesday’s featured speaker at the RNC, Vice President Pence defended the police and blamed Democratic leaders for lawlessness.

Pence said “The American people know we don’t have to choose between supporting law enforcement and standing with African American neighbors to improve the quality of life in our cities and towns.”

Pence then blasted Joe Biden for saying there is “implicit bias” against people of color in the U.S.

Pushing Trump’s “law and order” message, Pence said “The hard truth is you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.”

“Let me be clear” he added “The violence must stop — whether in Minneapolis, Portland or Kenosha.”

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