VP Debate 2020: Megan Thee Stallion disgusted at Pence's comments on Breonna Taylor, Internet calls him a 'twat'

Pence answered he has 'trust' in 'our justice system' in not charging any of the officers directly in the death of Breonna


                            VP Debate 2020: Megan Thee Stallion disgusted at Pence's comments on Breonna Taylor, Internet calls him a 'twat'
Megan Thee Stallion and Mike Pence (Getty Images)
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The vice presidential debate has provided fodder for a large number of online conversations. From taxes, coronavirus to even the special appearance by a fly, none was spared by the Internet as they dissected the debate between Democrat VP nominee Kamala Harris and the incumbent VP Mike Pence that was held on October 7. One such topic that has been discussed widely is the killing of African Americans and a name that significantly featured was that of Breonna Taylor, the t26-year-old woman who was killed in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment by police officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove of the Louisville Metro Police Department.

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The issue, which has been at the forefront of discussions surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, was brought up during the debate. Moderator Susan Page asked the same question to both Harris and Pence: In the case of Breonna Taylor, was justice done? Each candidate had two uninterrupted minutes to respond. Pence answered he has "trust" in "our justice system" in not charging any of the officers directly in the death of Breonna. "Well, our heart breaks for the loss of any innocent American life, and the family of Breonna Taylor has our sympathies," Pence said. "But I trust our justice system, a grand jury that refused the evidence." 

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Harris, on the other hand, said, "I was a part of those peaceful protests and I believe strongly, that, first of all, we are never going to condone violence, but we always must fight for the values we hold dear."

Reacting to Pence's response about the issue, rapper Megan Thee Stallion took to Twitter to slam the vice president's comments during the debate. Megan, clearly angry because of Pence's response, wrote, "Pence’s response to the question "did Breonna Taylor receive justice" was disgusting #VicePresidentialDebate"

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Soon, Twitter users came out in support of Megan's tweet. One user, criticizing Pence and Trump, wrote, "It happens a lot, and I think we let it slide too often, it really greatly bothers me that the question was about Breonna Taylor and Mike Pence immediately went to talking about looting," while another, in a harsher tone, expressed similar sentiments saying, "The fact that Mike Pence won’t acknowledge the huge injustice of Breonna Taylor’s murder says everything you need to know about his character." Another tweeted backing Megan's tweet, "And disrespectful.How you going to compare an innocent life to burning buildings? The Twat!" 

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A few even went on to slam him for spewing 's**t' referring to the fly that sat on Pence's head during the debate. One said: 'The fly was like I smell BS' and another said, 'That's what attracted the fly'.

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There were others who criticized Megan's comment like this one user, slammed Megan and brought up the Tory Lanez situation for no rhyme or reason, saying, "Meg please sit this out. You didn’t even receive justice from your situation. We have to hold black men accountable just like we should the system. Women like you make it hard to get justice for #BreonnaTaylor from the way you handle your incident. The world is watching." Another detractor, slamming Megan in a sexist tone, tweeted, "Girl honestly .. shut the f**k up. You just saying s**t at this point. Just shut up because you literally got on Saturday Night Live and basically made BLACK WOMAN look bad. Ian tryna hear that shit."

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Later in the debate, Harris and Pence got into back-and-forth arguments on race and justice. Talking about George Floyd – the man murdered in Minneapolis by police officer Derek Chauvin after he knelt on Floyd's neck for an alleged period of 8 minutes and 46 seconds (or more) – Pence said, "there’s no excuse for what happened to George Floyd and justice will be served. But there’s also no excuse for the rioting and looting that followed." Pence further added, "The presumption that you hear consistently from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris that America is systemically racist and as Joe Biden said, that he believes that law enforcement has an implicit bias against minorities…is an insult to the men and women that serve in law enforcement."

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Pence also attacked Harris over her record as a prosecutor saying, "When you were DA in San Francisco when you left, African Americans were 19 times more likely to be prosecuted for minor drug offenses than Whites and Hispanics. When you were attorney general of California, you increased the disproportionate incarceration of Blacks in California." Harris – who was the attorney general of California and district attorney of San Francisco before running for Senate in 2016 – defended herself against Pence's attack saying, "I will not be lectured by the vice president on our record of what we have done in terms of law enforcement and keeping our community safe and a commitment to reforming the criminal justice system of America." 

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