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Pence Coming Home Early from South America, Talks Charlottesville

Pence briefly mentions the violence in Virginia and the situation in Venezeula

SANTIAGO, Chile--Vice-Pres. Mike Pence is returning to the U.S. a day early from his South American tour, which is ending in Panama today. Pence was in Chile Wednesday, where he spoke briefly about the Charlottesville, Virginia violence.

"While I'm here in Chile, our hearts are in Charlottesville," said Pence. He said that both he and the president have been clear about condensing the violence. Trump blamed both sides during a press conference earlier this week.

While Indiana's Republican DC lawmakers have not said one way or the other how they feel about Trump's comments, other than to say they do not condone violence or racial hatred, Democrat Rep. Andre Carson called on Trump to fire several top White House aids he believes support white supremacists.

Pence also talked publicly with Chile's president, saying there are many options for the U.S. to help make sure Democracy is restored in Venezuela, but that America will work with South American nations for a solution.

Pence and Trump are expected to meet once Pence returns to DC on the administration's South Asia policy, which will likely include discussions about the North Korea situation.

PHOTO: CNN Newsource

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