- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence visited a vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri Wednesday, denouncing a rise in acts of hatred against Jews in the U.S.

Referring to the nearly 200 tombstones that were toppled in the Jewish graveyard in St. Louis, Mr. Pence said he and President Trump “condemn this vile act of vandalism and those who perpetuate it in the strongest possible terms.”

“As President Trump said yesterday, America will fight bigotry and hatred in every way,” Mr. Pence said.

The vice president accompanied Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens for a community clean-up event at the cemetery.

“It’s been inspiring to people all across this country to see the way the people of Missouri have rallied around the Jewish community with compassion and support,” the vice president said. “You have inspired this nation with your kindness and your care.”

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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