As previously planned, some University of Notre Dame students stormed out of their graduation ceremony when Vice President Mike Pence took to the stage for a commencement speech on Sunday.
Pence was introduced by an administrator, who said “even those who disagree with Mike Pence recognize him as a man of principle. I do as well.” The administrator then noted the accomplishments of Pence during his time serving as governor of Indiana. The introduction was followed by a circulating round of applause.
However, the cheers did not last long as angry students began standing up and walking out of the stadium before Pence started speaking. One woman wearing an LGBT rainbow decorated cap can be seen standing up towards the front of the stage, defiantly facing her back to the Vice President.
Despite the controversy, Pence remained undeterred and did not skip a beat in his opening statements. He congratulated the graduating class, wishing them all the best in their future endeavors.
The video can be watched below:
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