Radio host Lawrence Jones said the Notre Dame graduates who staged a walkout of Vice President Pence's speech disrespected his office.

"I think it's respect for the office, okay? And I don't think we have respect for the vice presidency, for the presidency and the other offices," remarked the host of "The Lawrence Jones Show" on The Blaze radio.


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A stream of graduates began filing out of the ceremony in protest before Pence could begin speaking.

Some wore rainbow garments representing the LGBT community, which they perceived Pence as marginalizing.

"I don't think these kids should be punished. I think it's their right," Lawrence said on "The Fox News Specialists."

Lawrence recalled sitting through Obama speeches out of respect for the office of president, despite being critical of Obama "all the time."

Notre Dame, a Catholic university, is in Indiana where Pence was governor before becoming vice president.


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