When no one was watching, Mike Pence stepped forward to stand up for families in Missouri who saw their loved ones memory dishonored:
Vice President Pence on Wednesday made a surprise visit to a historic Jewish cemetery near St. Louis to condemn the recent vandalism that took place there.
“From the heart, there is no place in America for hatred or acts of prejudice or violence or anti-Semitism,” he said.
Pence called Missouri’s response to the incident “inspiring” while standing next to Eric Greitens (R), the state’s first Jewish governor. Pence decried the vandalism as “a sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil” during a speech earlier Wednesday in St. Louis. After his remarks at the cemetery, the vice president and the governor listened to a prayer from a rabbi and then cleared brush with volunteers taking part in a beautification project.
This is a wonderful gesture. Americans should be absolutely thrilled to have a man of character like Mike Pence advising the president.