Vice President Pence had just begun delivering remarks on Wednesday at an event in Kansas City, Mo., when he was cut off by protesters heckling him over President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE's immigration policies.
“Where are the children? Shame on you!” a first protester shouted, referencing the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy which led to thousands of migrant family separations.
"Mike, where are the children? Shame on you!" a man yelled at the beginning of Vice Pres. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Manchin, Sanders in budget feud; Biden still upbeat Biden, Trump tied in potential 2024 match-up: poll Nearly 80 percent of Republicans want to see Trump run in 2024: poll MORE's remarks today. The crowd chanted "USA! USA!" as he was removed. https://t.co/IhMcXiuQQP pic.twitter.com/xoXsK8L1Ha— ABC News (@ABC) July 11, 2018
In a video of the incident, the protester is seen being removed from the event as others in the crowd booed him, chanting “USA! USA!”
According to The Kansas City Star, another protester rose up to heckle Pence shortly after the first man was removed. The second protester was also removed from the audience of more than 550 people, who were mostly Republican supporters.
The demonstrations come as the Trump administration continues to grapple with a court-ordered deadline to reunite hundreds of migrant children who were separated from their families at the U.S.–Mexico border under the administration's original zero tolerance policy.
As of Monday, the administration was reportedly able to reunite an estimated 54 of the 102 named children under 5 years old by the Tuesday deadline.
The exact number of children said to have been returned to their families on Tuesday remains unclear, according to The New York Times.