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Former Vice President Mike Pence Speaks At Texas A&M

Pence was on campus Thursday for a lecture and Q&A session with students.
By Caitlin Clark, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications November 12, 2021

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Former Vice President Mike Pence at Texas A&M University Nov. 11, 2021.

Joseph Xu/Texas A&M Division of Marketing & Communications


Speaking to a filled to capacity Rudder Auditorium Thursday night, former Vice President Mike Pence challenged Texas A&M University students to “make a lifelong commitment to become men and women of integrity,” calling them members of the “freedom generation.”

During his hour-long appearance on Veterans Day hosted by the Young Americans for Freedom – his second stop on the Young America’s Foundation’s “Preserving American Liberty & Freedom” campus lecture series – Pence thanked members of the military and encouraged Aggies to think about “serving your country in any capacity.”

Earlier in the day, Pence recorded a podcast on campus and visited the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. During his lecture, the 48th vice president touted what he viewed as progress under the Trump Administration, specifically calling out growth in the economy, the creation of 7 million jobs, and “the lowest unemployment ever recorded for Hispanics and African Americans.”

Pence took questions from Texas A&M students at the end of the event, touching on a variety of topics, including the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis, Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval ratings, the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, China, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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