Vice President Mike Pence delivered a fiery speech before the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference -commonly referred to as CPAC- Thursday morning, saying 2017 was the “most consequential year” for the conservative moment and blasting the NFL after months of players disrespecting the national anthem.
“It is great to be back at CPAC and I stand here today with profound gratitude to say that because of all of you, because of the conservative majorities in Congress you’ve helped elect, and because of the strong leadership in the President you put in the White House, 2017 was the most consequential year in the history of the conservative movement,” said the Vice President.
“I’m here because I stand with President Trump. I’m here because we stand with the conservative moment. Come to think of it, we always stand for our flag and our national anthem as well,” added Pence.
The crowd immediately broke out in applause, with CPAC audience members chanting U-S-A after the Vice President’s not-so-subtle jab at the NFL.
The President has been an outspoken critic of the National Football League; urging a nationwide boycott after “disgraceful” players repeatedly “took a knee” during the performance of the US national anthem.
Watch the Vice President’s comments below:
h/t Daily Caller