During a speech former Vice President Mike Pence gave at Georgetown University, a group of students walked out while others held up a sign reading “reproductive rights are human rights,” video footage from the event shows.
The video of the incident was posted by Young America’s Foundation (YAF) of the speech it hosted at the Washington, D.C. university on Wednesday (October 19).
In the video, dozens of students walk out while Pence gives his remarks as other students located on the auditorium’s balcony unfurl a flag containing pro-abortion messaging.
Several students who participated in the walkout wore masks, while one appeared to be carrying a pride flag.
While the students were staging their walkout, Pence said: “It seems to me that having served many years in Washington, leaders in this nation’s capital have never been more out of touch.”
He added a stinging assessment of those walking out, saying, “More intent on imposing their agenda or walking out on people that might have a different point of view.”
Those remaining in the auditorium cheered as Pence delivered the line.
Meanwhile, protestors gathered outside were chanting, “Hate has no home here!” According to the video footage.
According to reporting by Fox News Digital, a spokesperson for Young America’s Foundation, Nick Baker, said in a statement that “Campus leftists thought they could successfully derail Vice President Mike Pence’s YAF-sponsored lecture by walking out and displaying signs promoting the left’s radical agenda.”
However, he noted that “Within minutes, they were proven wrong,” saying, “YAF easily filled the room to capacity with students legitimately interested in hearing Vice President Pence’s pro-freedom message.”