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Air Force Mom Booed Confronting Mike Pence Over Trump's 'Disrespect' of Khan Family

Pence attempted to quiet the jeers after she spoke

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    A military mother at a town hall meeting in Carson City, Nevada, asked vice presidential candidate Mike Pence to share his thoughts after Donald Trump criticized Khzir Khan's speech at the Democratic National Convention. Khan's son, a U.S. Army captain, was killed in the line of duty in Iraq. "You have a son in the military. How do you tolerate his disrespect?" asked Catherine Bryne. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016)

    The mother of an Air Force veteran who confronted Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence at a town hall in Carson City, Nevada, Monday night, said she felt "disrespected" by the crowd's overwhelming reaction to her question, NBC News reported.

    Catherine Byrne, the mother of Raymond Harmon, who is currently deployed in the Persian Gulf, asked Pence about Trump's treatment of Muslim parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son, a decorated Army veteran, was killed in Iraq in 2004.

    "Will there ever be a point in time when you're able to look Trump in the eye and tell him enough is enough?" Byrne asked Pence, prompting boos from the crowd.

    Pence did attempt to quiet the jeers after she spoke, saying, "folks that's what freedom looks like and what freedom sounds like," to a smattering of applause.

    The Indiana governor added that he has never spent time around someone who is "more devoted" to military and to veterans than Trump.