Rachel Maddow Gets Emotional While Discussing Mike Pence's Anti-Gay Stance
The host discussed how Pence‘s politics were overshadowed throughout the election and there was never even one day devoted to focusing on his views.
Maddow highlighted the fact that Pence signed legislation during his time as governor of Indiana that made it a felony to lie on a marriage license application, a law to prevent same-sex couples from applying. Since there were only spaces for a man and a woman on the application, it would technically be a “lie” if two men or two women applied.
“When the Republican party picked as their nominee this year Donald Trump, a man who has honestly kind of a confusing, incoherent position on a lot of culture war issues, including gay rights, you would think it would’ve been really huge news,” Maddow said. “You’d think it would’ve been an acute point of focus in this campaign when the Republican presidential nominee — who has this strange, sort of hard to follow, internally contradictory set of policies on these issues — he picked as his running mate the most vociferously and consistently anti-gay statewide elected official in the country.”
Maddow also explained how Pence is “really, really out there” with his views on AIDS funding and more. Watch below.