Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine were quick to put out an ad after the Vice Presidential Debate Tuesday night to show American’s just who Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Trump’s Vice Presidential Nominee truly is.
Mike Pence was willing to cripple his entire state economy just to push a bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays. In the face of massive economic sanctions from private businesses, Pence eventually gave way. Mike Pence likes to tout that he was Governor during an economic boom, however the facts are that his state rose at the same rate as the Obama economy did across the entire country, with the remaining amounts being attributable to his states population growth. Forbes estimates that Pence pushing his anti-gay legislation cost the City of Indianapolis $60 million.
Republicans love to threaten a government shutdown when they can’t get what they want. Before Pence was a governor he was a congressman, he came during the tail end of an age of conservative “glory” and insisted on making his mark to a party that was winding down. Pence nearly shut down the entire government so that he could defund Planned Parenthood.
“Are you willing to hold up this entire budget over defunding planned parenthood?” Pence was asked by a TV host.
“Of course I am” Pence gleefully replied.
Pence said in a speech “I long for the day when Roe v. Wade is sent to the ash heap of history”. Donald Trump said that there “has to be some form of punishment” for women getting abortion. I imagine Pence agrees. These Republicans always sing a different tune when its their daughters who get pregnant, which speaks to the fact that these people want to impose their imagined ethical standard on everyone else.