Vice President Pence: White House supports police, will fund better policing practices

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the launch of the electric Endurance pickup truck at Lordstown Motors Corporation, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Lordstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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UPDATED 4:55 PM PT — Thursday, June 25, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence has stressed the Trump administration’s support for the police amid rampant attacks from the left. During a meeting with the Youngstown Police Department in Ohio, he said thousands of officers are risking their lives every day to keep Americans safe.

“We stand with the men and women of law enforcement,” stated the vice president. “We always will, I promise you.”

His remarks followed recent calls to abolish or defund police departments across the nation. Pence reiterated that American police are the best people in this country.

“There are some in the public debate who think we’ve got to choose between supporting law enforcement and supporting our African American neighbors,” he said. “What you’re doing here in Youngstown every day is showing you don’t have to make that choice.”

He went on to say the White House will not allow the defunding of law enforcement, but noted it will move to fund better police practices.

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