Mike Pence visits Tuscaloosa after college group invite

Former Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit to the University of Alabama Tuesday afternoon for a free event to discuss “Saving America from the Woke Left,” sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation.

Pence spoke at the University of Alabama Student Center after taking questions from the media on topics including whether or not he’ll be throwing his hat into the GOP presidential primary ring.

“You know, we are giving preferable consideration to that as a family. I don’t have any announcements today, but we have gotten a lot of encouragement from around the country,” Pence said.

He said he believes the American people are ready to get the country back to a place of security he said was present during the Trump Administration.

“I do believe in America today that freedom is under us all like never before. Not so much on the campus of the University of Alabama, but oftentimes in campus and in corporate board rooms around America, there’s been an effort to suppress voices that cherish traditional values,” said Pence.

On gun control, Pence said it’s time for the country to move past arguments over the Second Amendment and toward real solutions.

“My heart goes out to the employees and the families who lost their lives in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as the recent tragic circumstance in Nashville and elsewhere,” said Pence.

He said his overall goal for Tuesday’s event was to encourage young voters to stand tall for their values.

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