Brown, who as a young child was at the center of the Brown vs. Board of Education case which played a key role in ending segregation in U.S. public schools, died Monday at the age of 76.
On Tuesday, Pence tweeted she would “be remembered as a towering figure in the fight for equality & equal treatment under the law.”
Linda Brown will be remembered as a towering figure in the fight for equality & equal treatment under the law. Her role in challenging school segregation helped make our Nation a better place & her legacy will live on for decades. May she rest in peace. https://t.co/nkWEoJZrvG
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) March 27, 2018
“Her role in challenging school segregation helped make our Nation a better place & her legacy will live on for decades,” Pence added.
However, many tweeters accused Pence of hypocrisy — and reminded him of how he walked out of an October 2017 NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers after several 49ers players took a knee during the national anthem in protest against police brutality and racial injustice.
Here’s a sampling of the responses so far:
You’re the Vice President for someone who called white supremacists very fine people. Don’t even pretend to support civil rights.
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) March 28, 2018
You forfeited the right to pretend you care about racial justice when you walked out of that football game.
— Sharon Hoger (@ms_holstein) March 27, 2018
And you will be remembered as the VP who LITERALLY sold his soul to the devil.
— Simon Goodman (@simong0808) March 27, 2018
You walked out of a football game because of football players peacefully protesting inequality. 🙄 Also your track record of creating laws for equal treatment for marginalized groups (in particular for the LGBTQ Community and Women) really isn't good.
— Amy Grimm (@AGRIMMONE) March 27, 2018
Mike Pence will be remember as a towering bigot in the fight against equality & equal treatment under the law. His role in perpetuating hate and exclusion has brought great disappointment to our nation & his notoriety will live on for decades. May he GTFO of office asap. https://t.co/Dac0cwVCIW
— Josh Schwartz (@theycallmeshwaz) March 27, 2018
As a veteran I don't feel disrespected by those who kneel to protest injustice.
I do feel disrespected by Trump pissing on the Constitution.
I know which side of history you're on.
— She persisted (@CaseyHinds) March 27, 2018
She certainly will be. And you may be remembered as the vice president who all but defended confederate monuments and walked out of a football stadium because you were so offended by young black men peacefully protesting continued racial injustice. Please do better.
— AJ Jeck (@AJeck3) March 27, 2018
Remember when you spent government money just to walk out of a football game?
— Jacob Hencoughing Up Blood (@hencough) March 27, 2018
This from the guy who attended a football game so he could walk out when players peacefully protested police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. And I know I'm not the first person to say it, but I want to keep reminding you of your hypocrisy.
— Witch, please (@VeggieTart) March 27, 2018
Remember when you told NFL players not to protest inequality in America and now your posting this to look righteous? Good times.
— Curls Seven Days a Week (@curlsmcgee7) March 27, 2018
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.