Pence: I Look Forward to Working with John Kelly for Many Months

Wednesday at an event hosted by Axios, when asked about the controversy over former staff secretary Rob Porter’s resignation amid domestic abuse allegations, Vice President Pence expressed his confidence in White House chief of staff John Kelly.

Pence said, “This administration has no tolerance for domestic violence, nor should any American. As I said, and as the White House has said, I think the White House could have handled this better. I still feel that way.”

When asked if General Kelly has been fully honest Pence said, “There are very few Americans or American families that have served this nation more honorably or sacrificed more for this country than the family of General John Kelly. John Kelly’s service in uniform, his distinguished service at our Department of Homeland Security where we saw a dramatic reduction of illegal crossings at our southern border, and his distinguished service of staff gives me and the president great confidence in this good man. And I want the American people to know, not just John Kelly but family members in uniform here and gone have served this nation with a love and patriotism and passion that should inspire us all.”

He added, “John Kelly has done a remarkable job as chief of staff for president of the United States. And I look forward to continuing to work with him for many, many months to come.”

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