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Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by omenka(m): 10:14pm On Aug 27, 2020
By Betsy Klein, CNN
Updated 12:23 PM EDT, Thu August 27, 2020

(CNN) Vice President Mike Pence is no longer invited to deliver a commencement address to the graduates of Wisconsin Lutheran College amid ongoing unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by police.

Pence had been slated to give the address Saturday to the Christian college in Milwaukee, less than an hour northeast of Kenosha, which his office announced in a press release Monday. The college cited "escalating events" as the reason a different speaker would be presented.

"After further review with careful consideration of the escalating events in Kenosha, the WLC Board of Regents and the College's Administration have jointly decided to present a different speaker instead of the Vice President of the United States, Michael R. Pence, at the Saturday, August 29, 2020, commencement," the college said in a statement Thursday.

A spokesman for Pence confirmed he would no longer be speaking.

"Vice President Pence understands and supports Wisconsin Lutheran College's decision to prioritize the safety and well-being of their students, and wishes the students well as they celebrate the accomplishment of graduating from college and as they embark on their next journey," Pence's press secretary Devin O'Malley told CNN in a statement.

A local pastor, Rev. Mark Jeske of St. Marcus Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, will deliver the speech instead.

The decision comes amid some vocal opposition from alumni and current students who penned a letter earlier this week, updated Wednesday night, renouncing Pence's participation and claims from the college that the event was not political.

"We are concerned about the college's blatantly inappropriate decision to invite the vice president to speak for this monumental event for the Class of 2020. Not only is the invitation disrespectful, but also the remarks provided by the college fail to recognize the reality of the decision," the group wrote in an open letter.
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/08/27/politics/mike-pence-commencement-speech-kenosha/index.html

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by babyfaceafrica: 10:20pm On Aug 27, 2020
Pence is as clueless as Trump

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by omenka(m): 10:22pm On Aug 27, 2020
Cc: Mynd44, Lalasticlala.

Appears disinvitation is trending not only in our dear country.

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by joelbooks: 10:31pm On Aug 27, 2020
nice for one, meanwhile Senator Harris , the incoming VP impresses us with her dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVdEQAdTaA0

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by omenka(m): 10:49pm On Aug 27, 2020
XXXXTENTACION:
Hmn omenka seems this is the first reasonable post you will making on nairaland in a while that does'nt involve tribalism and hatred cool
Good to know you've read ALL my posts in a while. Too bad I didn't even know you exist. Still wouldn't have if you hadn't mentioned me.

Good night young man.

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Racoon(m): 10:54pm On Aug 27, 2020
And governor El Rufai was so obsessed with his alleged battered ego after NBA disinvite that muslims lawyers started their religious solidarity.

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by XXXXTENTACION: 10:55pm On Aug 27, 2020
omenka:
Good to know you've read ALL my posts in a while. Too bad I didn't even know you exist. Still wouldn't have if you hadn't mentioned me.

Good night young man.
Most of your posts are often biased and always involve some element of tribalism. I thinks you guys are two on nairaland you and one other simplyleo guy like dat undecided

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Righteousness89(m): 10:55pm On Aug 27, 2020
GOD BLESS , Protect and Preserve President Trump and Vice President Pence!

No Weapon Formed or Fashioned against you Guys will Prosper!

Keep Soaring in Midst of Haters !

Those with Us are More than they that Be with Them..

You are Unstoppable!!!

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Nobody: 10:58pm On Aug 27, 2020
I don't know him i only know trump biden and sanders

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Nobody: 10:59pm On Aug 27, 2020
Righteousness89:
GOD BLESS , Protect and Preserve President Trump and Vice President Pence!

No Weapon Formed or Fashioned against you Guys will Prosper!

Keep Soaring in Midst of Haters !

Those with Us are More than they that Be with Them..

You're are praying for a killer and a murderer you need weed

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by AngusTV: 11:55pm On Aug 27, 2020
Canceling of invitation is the trend now

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by techmo(m): 1:55am On Aug 28, 2020
undecided



Punishing Pence for Trump's stupidity isn't right, Pence is more mature and we'll behaved, he would never turn a graduation speech to campaign speech unlike Trump


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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Nobody: 6:35am On Aug 28, 2020
Ok
Now how does this help the common man in Nigeria??

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Onlinealaba(m): 6:36am On Aug 28, 2020
Why are they making a news out of this, nothing special here
Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by MelesZenawi: 6:36am On Aug 28, 2020
Noted
Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Nobody: 6:37am On Aug 28, 2020
No one cares really
Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Nobody: 6:38am On Aug 28, 2020
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go and deal with your crumbling ogi and plantain biz....you just lost a big customer.wicked heart

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Glaswegian: 6:38am On Aug 28, 2020
Trump get vice?

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Deborah98(f): 6:38am On Aug 28, 2020
All these dis invite here and there nawa ooooh undecided
Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by obonujoker(m): 6:39am On Aug 28, 2020
Mchenryfreeman:


You're are praying for a killer and a murderer you need weed

How is Trump a murderer or a killer??

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by adioolayi(m): 6:39am On Aug 28, 2020
Trump actions and inactions seems to be affecting his re-election bid as Americans edge closer to the polls. Ardent supporters of Trump, especially the e-warriors here in Nigeria, who will not partake in the election still don't believe Trump can lose the election and will abuse you if you say otherwise grin grin

Only time will tell.

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Nobody: 6:40am On Aug 28, 2020
Mchenryfreeman:


You're are praying for a killer and a murderer you need weed

Stay off drugs

It's not good for you

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Kevinsamba: 6:41am On Aug 28, 2020
Joe can not fit win

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by BigBelleControl(m): 6:41am On Aug 28, 2020
Even though Pence and Trump are not the ones killing blacks in America, the inactions of Trump and the fact that some white killers are treated like celebrities by the police make it look like the president only cares about his reelction and not about the lives of some people.

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Re: Mike Pence Disinvited From Wisconsin Lutheran Commencement Speech by Dgreatestt: 6:41am On Aug 28, 2020
No big deal, it's just a Speech. US is a sane country. Not Nigeria where one governor turns it to a tribal and religious war.

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