Mike Pence condemns “violence and chaos in our cities.”
The US Republicans continued their party conference with gloomy and martial speeches. The vice president tried to stir up fear of a President Joe Biden.
After new protests against racism and police violence, Vice President Mike Pence has promised the Americans law and order if President Donald Trump is re-elected. “We will have lawfulness in the city of America for every American of every race, belief and skin colour,” he said at the historic Fort McHenry near Baltimore during his address at the Republican Convention. The protests are about “violence and chaos in our cities, not peaceful demonstrations”. The Trump administration will support the security forces and minorities in the country for four more years.
The four-day party conference is overshadowed by unrest in the city of Kenosha in the US state of Wisconsin. The trigger was a police operation on Sunday when the 29-year-old black Jacob Blake was shot several times in the back. The family man is in the hospital, according to his family, he is paralyzed from the waist down. The case sparked new protests against racism and police violence sparked by the death of the black George Floyd in Minneapolis in late May.
“The violence has to stop,” said Pence. He accused Trump’s Democratic challenger Joe Biden of failing to take an exact position on the violent riots in the context of the Black Lives Matters protests at the Democratic party congresses. Also, “The hard truth is, you’re not safe in Joe Biden’s America.” Under a President Trump, however, the government will “stand side by side with those standing on the thin blue line, and we will not disappoint the police – not now, never,” said Pence.
Pence, who had previously accepted the nomination of the party congress delegates for a renewed vice presidency, also praised the US President Donald Trump’s crisis management in the corona pandemic – despite around 180,000 deaths. Trump’s early action has “saved countless US lives and has bought us time to start the largest national mobilization since World War II,” said the vice president, who also heads the Corona Task Force in the White House. “Last week, Joe Biden said there would be no miracle. But Joe doesn’t seem to understand that America is a country of wonders. What’s more, I’m pleased to report that we are on our way to the end of this one To have the world’s first safe, effective coronavirus vaccine this year. “