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GALLERY: Mike Pence Visit

Photo by Photo by Robert O’Brien

The line to enter Rudder Theater to see former Vice President Mike Pence speak stretched nearly the full length of Military Walk.

As a part of an event series hosted by Young Americans for Freedom, former Vice President Mike Pence was on Texas A&M’s campus. Pence gave a speech and also took questions from students. The line to enter the venue went nearly the full length of Military Walk. There was a group of students who peacefully protested at the event. Those waiting in line and those protesting remained nonviolent and they avoided any confrontations. Young Americans for Freedom announced that they have plans to bring Ben Shapiro and other popular conservative commentators to Texas A&M.

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  • People started to wait in line to see the former vice president speak nearly two hours before the event was scheduled to begin.

  • The line was well passed Academic Plaza and the YMCA Building, it was near the A.P. Beutal Health Center by the time that people were allowed to enter the venue.

  • Protestors at the Young Americans for Freedom event had a variety of signs and were representing a variety of causes.

  • There was a crowd of a few dozen students protesting the event being hosted by the Texas A&M chapter of Young Americans for Freedom.

  • Former Vice President Mike Pence as he walks out onto the stage in Rudder Theater.

  • Mike Pence shaking hands with a member of Young Americans for Freedom.

  • The former vice president paid tribute to those who have served in the armed forces.

  • Vice President Pence gave a passionate speech about what he feels are important values for young Americans.

  • Mike Pence’s speech featured topics such as increasing military spending,  lowering the deficit, and criticizing the current administration and congress.

  • Vice President Pence endorsed the COVID-19 vaccines, to which he received mixed reactions from the crowd.

  • After Mike Pence ended his speech he took questions from students and other people in the crowd.

  • As Mike Pence wrapped up his speech he received a standing ovation from the crowd.

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