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Notre Dame Students Walk Out of Mike Pence Commencement Address

May 22, 2017

Over 100 students at the University of Notre Dame walked out of a commencement address given by Vice President Mike Pence, according to local reports.

“It’s deeply humbling for me to participate in the 172nd commencement in Notre Dame’s 175th year,” Pence said, as students booed, turned their backs, and walked out of the ceremony.

The walkout was organized by the left-wing student group WeStaNDFor, who began planning the protest after Pence was announced as the speaker in March. In a statement, the group said they opposed Pence’s positions on gay rights, his opposition to the Syrian refugee program, and the administration’s crack down on sanctuary cities.

One of the persons involved was Bryan Ricketts, the former president of Notre Dame’s student body. Talking to the Indy Star, Ricketts said he was “upset and hurt” by the school’s decision to invite Pence, who was formally the state’s governor, as the Trump administration’s “policies have impacted the humanity of certain graduates.”

20 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Roy Fredrichsen says:

    Those ignorant rude students will soon regret it when they go to look for a job sponsored by Pence and associates.

  • Bob says:

    Got to love the “tolerant left” in this country. First the racist students at Bethune-Cookman University booing Betsy DeVos and now this. Can you imagine if White Students had Boo’d Michelle Obama? How quickly would charges of racism been levied along with demands for firing of the Administration. If 100 students had walked out on Biden, the media would have been all up in arms. Now they are strangely silent, or commendatory towards the protestors. How they narrative has turned.

  • Warren says:

    Now it looks like even a Notre Dame Diploma is not worth Crap when applying for a job.

  • Ramon1710 . says:

    “The Trump administration’s “policies have impacted the humanity of certain graduates.”

    These snowflake freaks haven’t a clue what the word humanity means.

  • Ramon1710 . says:

    Notre Dumb, more-like.
    Assuming these self-righteous freeloaders one day become responsible adults, they will develop a new attitude about having things stolen from them for what their government tells them is “societal good.”

  • roboteq says:

    More intolerance from the left. This Socialist guerrilla style tactic of suppressing speech by anyone who opposes their agenda is really old and needs to be stopped. Progressive liberals continue to prove they are disrespectful, intolerant, vulgar and willing to commit to violent actions resulting in property damage and physical harm to others. We really need to put a stop to this perpetual obstruction of others.

  • goldie says:

    100 out of how many? I want the full facts here.

    1. Bob says:

      Best info I can find is about 2000 between under grad and graduate. So 100 disgruntled brats would be about 5% of those graduating. As we used to say in the Navy, there were always about 5% who never “got the word”. These would be they.

  • Rodney Steward says:

    These are the future socialist idiots that should be dealt with now and stop this BS, and you can blame a lot of on the school also! Notre Dame has slowly been losing it’s morals like all the rest! Notre Dame is not a special place any more!

  • chocopot says:

    Part of growing up used to include learning civility, which includes manners (something these little spoiled brats clearly do not possess), but those days are surely gone.

  • chocopot says:

    These deranged children, who are receiving college degrees (now there’s a joke), are in for a rude awakening when they get thrown out into the real world and are no longer going to be sheltered in their little left-wing indoctrination/ brainwashing center called college.

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      They’ll just fall back on mommy and daddy that raised them this way to start with!! They should suffer to the max!!

      1. chocopot says:

        Sad but true.

      2. goldie says:

        Just retribution.

  • Ben says:

    One walk-out was interviewed afterwards and asked ‘Why he left” –his answer was because of the laws on immigration and his family was illegal…..that explains a lot.

    1. Mark Austen says:

      Isn’t there a “fruit of the poisonous tree” doctrine that can be applied to the offspring of these illegals?

      1. Ben says:

        For the last eight years = No
        Now = we’ll see….

  • jovert51325 says:

    Amy one who shows disrespect to our elected officials should not be given any recognition of their rude behavior. Stop reporting the negative. It’s bad for everyone’s health.

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