Pence: Vegas came face to face with pure evil

Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard Pence16 things to know today about coronavirus outbreak Pence urges Americans to avoid church services of more than 10 people Watch live: Coronavirus task force holds press briefing MORE said during a prayer walk in Las Vegas on Saturday that the city came face to face with pure evil last week when a gunman killed 58 people in what has become the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

"On Sunday night, Las Vegas came face to face with pure evil," Pence said Saturday. "But no evil — no act of violence — will ever diminish the strength and goodness of the American people."

Pence added that families across the country were coming together to mourn for the victims and pray for their families. America, Pence said, is "united" to "end such evil in our time."

"We find comfort in the knowledge that we are united as one nation, with one people and one voice — united in our grief — united in our support for those who have suffered, and united to resolve to end such evil in our time."

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"In America, we mourn with those who mourn. We grieve with those who grieve," Pence continued. "And I stand before you today on behalf of my family, and every family in America to say: We're with you."

Pence's remarks were followed by a prayer led by Pence's wife Karen, and a release of 58 doves to commemorate the victims.