Pence offers statement in attempt to clear Trump controversy

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Gov. Mike Pence

INDIANAPOLIS – Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump is once again drawing fire from his own party.

This time it has to do with attacks Trump made on the parents of an American soldier killed in Iraq by a suicide bomber in 2004.

Khizr and Ghazala Khan spoke to the Democratic National Convention rejecting Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States as unconstitutional.

Pulling a copy of the Constitution from his breast pocket, Khizr Khan said “Mr. Trump has sacrificed nothing and no one.”

Trump criticized Khan for his wife’s silence, suggesting she wasn’t allowed to speak.

Khan, Sunday, slammed Donald Trump, declaring the GOP nominee lacks empathy and a moral compass.

A statement was issued late Sunday by Trump’s running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

“Donald Trump and I believe that Captain Humayun Khan is an American hero and his family, like all Gold Star families, should be cherished by every American.

Captain Khan gave his life to defend our country in the global war on terror. Due to the disastrous decisions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, a once stable Middle East has now been overrun by ISIS. This must not stand.

By suspending immigration from countries that have been compromised by terrorism, rebuilding our military, defeating ISIS at its source and projecting strength on the global stage, we will reduce the likelihood that other American families will face the enduring heartbreak of the Khan family.

Donald Trump will support our military and their families and we will defeat the enemies of our freedom.”

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