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1-on-1: Vice President Pence discusses George Floyd, Supreme Court process

Tom Hauser
Updated: September 25, 2020 06:02 PM
Created: September 25, 2020 05:44 PM

With protests once again happening around the country after a grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky declined to charge any officers with wrongdoing directly involving the death of Breonna Taylor, Vice President Mike Pence said he trusts the judicial process in the case.

In a one-on-one interview with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS after a campaign event, Pence said he believes there will be justice in the George Floyd case in Minneapolis.

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"There's no excuse for what happened to George Floyd and justice will be served in that case and we grieve for Breonna Taylor's death," Pence said. "But we trust the justice system in Kentucky and the decisions of the grand jury that were made. What I thought, what was important today, is that we gave people the opportunity to show support they feel for law enforcement and President [Donald] Trump and I stand with law enforcement at every level."

On another topic, Pence defended President Trump's decision to nominate a new Supreme Court justice just over a month before the 2020 election.

"History records that there have been 29 vacancies in the Supreme Court during presidential election years from George Washington to Barack Obama. And in all 29 cases, the president of the United States nominated a new justice to the Supreme Court. So President Trump is going to fulfill his obligation as he sees it under Article 2 to the Constitution and at 5 o'clock this Saturday we're going to nominate a principled woman with an extraordinary background in law and a conservative judicial philosophy to the Supreme Court of the United States."

Pence did not mention that Senate Republicans failed to consider the nomination of Merrick Garland after he was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2016.

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