According to CBS News, the latest incident involving Mike Pence occurred after the former VP took the stage to deliver an address during a session at the Freedom and Faith Coalition conference on June 18 in Orlando. During his speech, per the network, members of the audience shouted “traitor” at the ex-vice president, accompanied by intermittent booing.
As The Guardian reported, the jeering was seemingly related to Pence’s refusal to back former president Donald Trump’s unfounded accusations that the 2020 election results were rigged against him. At least one conference attendee was heard announcing his plans to boo Pence during his time on stage shortly before Pence delivered his keynote, according to the media outlet.
By all accounts, Pence has stuck to his original stance regarding the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, calling it a “tragic day.” Earlier in June, Pence said of the insurrection, “I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day,” referring to his relationship with Trump.