Mike Pence Shouted Down by Hecklers Chanting 'Traitor' During Speech at Conservative Summit

Former Vice President Mike Pence was heckled with boos and calls from the audience of being a "traitor" during his speech at the Road to Majority Policy Conference on Friday.

Video footage of his speech shows Pence speaking over some of the audience members' shouts, calling him a "traitor."

"It is great to be back with so many patriots dedicated to faith and freedom and the road to the majority," Pence began, followed by applause.

In the video, cries of the word "traitor" began as hecklers in the crowd started to shout while Pence continued.

JUST IN - Crowd at the Faith and Freedom Coalition heckling Mike Pence and calling him a traitor.pic.twitter.com/NiAnoUy40f

— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) June 18, 2021

"I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order," Pence said as the harassers in the audience grew louder, continuing to shout the word "traitor" at him.

Witnesses reported that some of the hecklers were removed from the event.

@Mike_Pence was just BOOed at the Faith and Freedom Coalition summit.

There's a group of people yelling "TRAITOR" at him.

They're not wrong.

They have been led to the exits.

Pence should have done more to fight disputed electors.

— Jarome Bell (@JaromeBellVA) June 18, 2021

The conference, hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, took place in Orlando, Florida this week. The Conservative Summit featured a number of politicians, including Pence, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.).

Newsweek reached out to the Faith and Freedom Coalition for comment but has not heard back.

The calls and shouts of Pence's betrayal led many to believe the hecklers were highlighting the wounded divisions brought about by the 2020 election, in which Pence has continuously received criticism for the role he played in Congress' certification of President Joe Biden's victory.

After the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump and his supporters have pushed the narrative of widespread voter fraud, which also played a role in instigating the insurrection on January 6 at the Capitol.

That day, Pence was still overseeing the proceedings as vice president and had to be rushed to safety as some in the crowd called for his execution.

Pence has seen more trouble from Trump supporters since then, which he acknowledged a few weeks ago in a speech in New Hampshire.

"You know, President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office," he said. "And I don't know if we'll ever see eye to eye on that day [January 6]. But I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years."

Newsweek reached out to Pence's office for comment but has not heard back.

Mike Pence Delivers His First Address Since
Former Vice President Mike Pence was heckled by boos and calls of being a "traitor" while giving a speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition on Friday. Above, Pence speaks to a crowd during an event sponsored by the Palmetto Family organization on April 29, 2021, in Columbia, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images