Mike Pence’s NFL stunt cost police department $14,000

A planned political stunt by Vice President Mike Pence, in which he walked out of an NFL game in protest of players kneeling during the national anthem, cost the Indiana Metropolitan Police Department more than $14,000, new records show.

“The tone is set at the top when it comes to this administration’s disregard for ethics,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement provided to HuffPost. “Vice President Pence should know better than to use taxpayer money to make a rhetorical point, but carelessness with taxpayer money seems to be a common theme with senior administration officials.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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