Former US Vice-President Mike Pence has been branded a”traitor” by hecklers during a speech in a conference for religious conservatives.
Mr Pence faced jeers as he addressed both the Faith and Freedom Coalition at Orlando, Florida on Friday.
However, as Mr Pence took to the stage, some activists shouted abuse.
Some members of the audience cried”traitor” and”freedom” through the 28-minute speech. Undeterred, Mr Pence continued as the hecklers were immediately escorted out of the seminar hall by authorities.
The taunts were an obvious reaction to Mr Pence’s role in validating the results of the presidential elections in 2020.
In January Mr Trump and many of his supporters advocated Mr Pence – who as vice-president presided over the Senate – to overturn the certificate of President Biden’s election success in Congress.
When Mr Pence stated he did not possess the power to do so, many fans of Mr Trump were angry with him.
Trump fans’ anger at the election outcome culminated in a protest that morphed to a deadly assault on the Capitol building in Washington DC on 6 January this year.
In the immediate aftermath of this assault, Mr Pence appeared to distance himself from Mr Trump, who was impeached by lawmakers within the mortal storming of Congress.
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Mr Pence condemned those who dared the Capitol and, unlike Mr Trump, attended the inauguration of President Biden on 20 January.
But on Friday, Mr Pence utilized a part of his speech to praise his former supervisor and his accomplishments while in office.
“President Trump educated us what Republicans can accomplish when we stand firm on conservative principles and do not back down,” Mr Pence said. “In 48 months, the Trump-Pence administration achieved the lowest unemployment, the most secure border and the strongest military in the history of the world.”
Mr Pence, that has been tipped to be a Republican candidate at the 2024 presidential elections, also took aim at President Biden.