Mike Pence wasn’t playing.
In what seems to have become a game among mainstream media hosts to try to get the vice president to say the phrase “black lives matter,” John Dickerson of “Face the Nation” took the latest stab at it on Sunday.
And came up empty as Pence cited the example of Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the radically leftist politics of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Check it out here (the “black lives matter” question comes about the 1:35 mark):
“One thing protesters would like to hear is leaders say, ‘black lives matter,’” Dickerson said. “You won’t say that. Why?”
Pence, who was badgered about the same topic a week ago by a Philadelphia reporter trying to make a name for himself, had to know the question was coming. But he still handled it with the kind