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Pence pays tribute in Texas

Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Johnnie Langendorff near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The gunman Devin Kelley managed to flee the scene in a getaway vehicle but shot himself to death and crashed in a ditch as Willeford and a passing motorist who was flagged down outside the church, Johnnie Langendorff, gave chase in Langendorff's pickup truck.

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Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Johnnie Langendorff near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The gunman Devin Kelley managed to flee the scene in a getaway vehicle but...more

Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Johnnie Langendorff near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The gunman Devin Kelley managed to flee the scene in a getaway vehicle but shot himself to death and crashed in a ditch as Willeford and a passing motorist who was flagged down outside the church, Johnnie Langendorff, gave chase in Langendorff's pickup truck. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Vice President Mike Pence hugs Evelyn Holcombe at Floresville high school in Floresville, Texas. Holcombe was in the church during the shooting.

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Vice President Mike Pence hugs Evelyn Holcombe at Floresville high school in Floresville, Texas. Holcombe was in the church during the shooting. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Vice President Mike Pence hugs Evelyn Holcombe at Floresville high school in Floresville, Texas. Holcombe was in the church during the shooting. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Vice President Mike Pence becomes emotional addressing a prayer vigil. Pence and his wife, Karen, were welcomed with cheers and applause from as many as 2,000 people who filled half of a high school football stadium in Floresville, Texas, for the prayer vigil, about 13 miles from the scene of Sunday's carnage in the town of Sutherland Springs.

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Vice President Mike Pence becomes emotional addressing a prayer vigil. Pence and his wife, Karen, were welcomed with cheers and applause from as many as 2,000 people who filled half of a high school football stadium in Floresville, Texas, for the...more

Vice President Mike Pence becomes emotional addressing a prayer vigil. Pence and his wife, Karen, were welcomed with cheers and applause from as many as 2,000 people who filled half of a high school football stadium in Floresville, Texas, for the prayer vigil, about 13 miles from the scene of Sunday's carnage in the town of Sutherland Springs. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen (L) along with Sherri Pomeroy (2nd R) console a woman at Floresville high school. Pomeroy, wife of Pastor Frank Pomeroy, lost her daughter in the shooting. Pence was called upon to fill the role of America's "consoler-in-chief" in the absence of President Donald Trump, who has been out of the country on a state visit to Asia since before the shooting rampage.

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Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen (L) along with Sherri Pomeroy (2nd R) console a woman at Floresville high school. Pomeroy, wife of Pastor Frank Pomeroy, lost her daughter in the shooting. Pence was called upon to fill the role of...more

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen (L) along with Sherri Pomeroy (2nd R) console a woman at Floresville high school. Pomeroy, wife of Pastor Frank Pomeroy, lost her daughter in the shooting. Pence was called upon to fill the role of America's "consoler-in-chief" in the absence of President Donald Trump, who has been out of the country on a state visit to Asia since before the shooting rampage. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Senator Ted Ted Cruz speaks with a woman during a visit with family and victims of the shooting in Floresville. The vice president was joined by a group of dignitaries that included Governor Greg Abbott, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

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Senator Ted Ted Cruz speaks with a woman during a visit with family and victims of the shooting in Floresville. The vice president was joined by a group of dignitaries that included Governor Greg Abbott, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Senator Ted...more

Senator Ted Ted Cruz speaks with a woman during a visit with family and victims of the shooting in Floresville. The vice president was joined by a group of dignitaries that included Governor Greg Abbott, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Vice President Mike Pence hugs Stephen Willeford, who who lived nearby and confronted the assailant with his own rifle when the gunman emerged from the church, shooting Kelley twice. Pence saluted the police, emergency personnel and doctors who had tended to the wounded, as well as the bravery of "those Texas heroes" - Willeford and Langendorff - who "pursued the attacker in a high-speed chase and saved the lives of Americans as a result."

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Vice President Mike Pence hugs Stephen Willeford, who who lived nearby and confronted the assailant with his own rifle when the gunman emerged from the church, shooting Kelley twice. Pence saluted the police, emergency personnel and doctors who had...more

Vice President Mike Pence hugs Stephen Willeford, who who lived nearby and confronted the assailant with his own rifle when the gunman emerged from the church, shooting Kelley twice. Pence saluted the police, emergency personnel and doctors who had tended to the wounded, as well as the bravery of "those Texas heroes" - Willeford and Langendorff - who "pursued the attacker in a high-speed chase and saved the lives of Americans as a result." REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Texas Governor Greg Abbott at a prayer vigil. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Texas Governor Greg Abbott at a prayer vigil. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Texas Governor Greg Abbott at a prayer vigil. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Vice President Mike Pence hugs Joe Holcombe, who lost eight extended family members during the shooting. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Vice President Mike Pence hugs Joe Holcombe, who lost eight extended family members during the shooting. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Vice President Mike Pence hugs Joe Holcombe, who lost eight extended family members during the shooting. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions greets a man at Floresville high school. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Attorney General Jeff Sessions greets a man at Floresville high school. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Attorney General Jeff Sessions greets a man at Floresville high school. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Frank Pomeroy, pastor of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and his wife Sherri (2nd R) listen to Vice President Mike Pence speak at a prayer vigil. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Frank Pomeroy, pastor of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and his wife Sherri (2nd R) listen to Vice President Mike Pence speak at a prayer vigil. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Frank Pomeroy, pastor of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and his wife Sherri (2nd R) listen to Vice President Mike Pence speak at a prayer vigil. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Vice President Mike Pence hugs a man at Floresville high school. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Vice President Mike Pence hugs a man at Floresville high school. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Vice President Mike Pence hugs a man at Floresville high school. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen sing a hymn with Senator Ted Cruz at a prayer vigil. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen sing a hymn with Senator Ted Cruz at a prayer vigil. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen sing a hymn with Senator Ted Cruz at a prayer vigil. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Pastor Frank Pomeroy hugs a woman during a visit with family and victims of the shooting. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Pastor Frank Pomeroy hugs a woman during a visit with family and victims of the shooting. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Pastor Frank Pomeroy hugs a woman during a visit with family and victims of the shooting. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen greet an elderly couple at Floresville high school. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen greet an elderly couple at Floresville high school. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen greet an elderly couple at Floresville high school. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks with officials, first responders and victims near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks with officials, first responders and victims near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks with officials, first responders and victims near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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