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.”
“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: