Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Friday comments that if Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s bodyguards had their guns taken away we would “see what happens to her” was not an incitement to violence.
Pence said, “Donald Trump believes in the safety and security of every American and any suggestion otherwise regarding Secretary Clinton is just nonsense. I mean the point that he was making is that Hillary Clinton has had private security for the last 30 years she would deny the right of law abiding citizens to have a firearm in their homes to protect their own families. I think what Donald Trump was saying If Hillary Clinton didn’t have that security she would probably be a lot more supportive of that Second Amendment.”
Martha Raddatz said,”Let’s see what happens to her’, the message sounds like a threat or encouraging violence.”
Pence added,”That’s absolute nonsense. His comment was that if she didn’t have that security she would change her attitude about the right to keep and bear arms, and I’ll bet that’s probably true. The truth of the matter is, it really is remarkable for me. I just joined this campaign a couple of months ago, Martha, I got a lot of respect for you, but a lot of people if the national media spend more time talking about what Donald Trump said in the last day than what the Clinton’s have been up to for the last thirty years. I mean the avalanche of dishonesty flowing out of the Clinton Foundation, her years as Secretary of state and the fact that her campaign couldn’t even be honest about her own health situation. I mean we wish her well, we’re glad to see her back on the campaign trail, but there has been just decades of dishonesty flowing out from the Clintons.”
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