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Pence: Political correctness impacts police ability to identify threats

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence says a cultural push to be politically correct is stopping police from protecting families from attacks like those that occurred in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota over the weekend. (WLUK)

GREEN BAY, Wisc. (WLUK) - Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence says a cultural push to be politically correct is stopping police from protecting families from attacks like those that occurred in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota over the weekend.

Indiana Gov. Pence spoke with FOX 11 political reporter Andrew LaCombe from Iowa through a satellite provided by the campaign.

LaCombe asked, "Monday on Fox News Channel, your running mate said police 'are afraid to do anything' to stop attacks like the bombing in New York, because they don't want to be accused of racial profiling. Do you have evidence that these concerns are affecting police in the U.S.?"

"Well, we talk to law enforcement officers as Donald Trump and I travel around the country each and every day," Pence answered. "And I can tell you that this season of political correctness, we both believe, is interrupting the ability of law enforcement officers to really identify people."

Check back Tuesday for the full interview, as Fox 11 goes "Beyond the Podium" with Pence.

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