At University of Virginia, Pence decries cancel culture amid protests and praises Zelenskyy

His speech with the Young Americans for Freedom Foundation is part of a series of college visits he's taken in recent months.
By: | April 13, 2022

On Tuesday evening, former Vice President Mike Pence praised Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskyy, criticized President Biden and “cancel culture” and said he would tell his child, “I love you” if his son or daughter came out as gay.

His remarks at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, more than four years removed from a violent white nationalist rally in 2017, revealed a political figure trying to at once embrace and set himself apart from former President Donald Trump, as he begins to chart a course for his own potential presidential bid in 2024.

While his visit was centered around free speech and was billed as “How to Save America from the Woke Left,” he also advocated supporting the Ukrainian people and called Russia’s invasion an “unconscionable war of aggression.”

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