Trump’s VP Mike Pence: The Bullet Points

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    • He’s anti-gay. As governor of Indiana, he signed a “religious freedom” bill into law which basically made it okay to discriminate against gay couples and gay marriages.  He backed down once businesses threatened Indiana boycotts.
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    • He’s anti-abortion. Pence led the first congressional effort to defund Planned Parenthood — way back in 2011.  And as governor of Indiana, Pence signed the most extreme anti-abortion bill in the country, requiring that aborted fetuses be cremated and prohibiting abortions for “fetal anomalies” like Down syndrome
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    • Hoosiers don’t like him. It probably won’t put Indiana into play (it is solidly Trump), but Pense probably would not have been re-elected governor.
    • He’s pro-trade.  Contrary to Trump, he is pro-NAFTA and pro-TPP.
    • He doesn’t “believe” in global warming.
    • He doesn’t believe in evolution.
    • He built his career on Koch money.
    • He was pro-Iraq invasion. Unlike Trump, Pence was for the Iraq invasion (Well, so was Trump, but he denies it now).  And Pence was still pro-invasion, even after things went South.
    • He was, at least originally, against Trump’s proposed Muslim ban.