Mike Pence is sure to be answering for Donald Trump and his behavior with greater frequency as we roll closer to the elections and it is going to be key how he answers those questions. His first major opportunity came up at a campaign event in Nevada regarding Trump’s remarks regarding the family of U.S. Army Capt. Human Khan. His response to the woman who asked the question was right on point.
The woman’s question was met with boos from the audience, but Pense quieted them, saying: “That’s what freedom looks like and that’s what freedom sounds like.”
“I know this has been much in the news of late, in the last few days, but as I said last night as Donald Trump said Saturday night, Captain Khan is an American hero and we honor him and honor his family as we do all gold star families in this country,” Pence said, turning back to the woman who asked the question. “The story of Captain Khan is an incredibly inspiring story. June 8th, 2004 he would fall in Iraq…an explosive device in a taxi…He was awarded medals, posthumously, because like any great leader he…the accounts of that were that Captain Khan moved people out of the way, told them stay back and he went toward the danger.”
Pense praised Capt. Khan for his service to his country and then went on to answer the woman’s question.
Pense articulated those views to the crowd in such a way that, hopefully, this mother and others understood.