Pence tweeted that he plans to celebrate his Irish roots during the two-day stay (Sept. 6 and 7) on the Emerald Isle with second lady Karen Pence, after trips to Iceland and England.
“Sadly for you, a large number of us here in Ireland are mortified that a right wing, homophobic supporter of keeping children in cages like you has Irish roots. You certainly won’t be celebrated,” one Twitter user said.
“Celebrate & respect your Irish migrant roots by ending the cruelty & racism of your regime,” tweeted another. President Donald Trump faced similar online protests when his visit to Ireland was announced in 2018.
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