Indiana Governor Mike Pence Informs Clueless Agenda-Driven Media that He Signed Same Bill Barack Obama Voted for in IllinoisPosted: March 29, 2015 | |
White House doesn’t dispute it
John McCormack reports: In an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Indiana governor Mike Pence defended his state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act by noting that Barack Obama had voted for the same law as an Illinois state senator.
“Josh, you just heard the governor say right there this is the same law, he says, that Barack Obama voted for as a state senator back in Illinois.”
— This Week Host George Stephanoplous to White House press secretary Josh Earnest
“The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was signed into federal law by President Bill Clinton more than 20 years ago, and it lays out a framework for ensuring that a very high level of scrutiny is given any time government action impinges on the religious liberty of any American.” Pence said. “After last year’s Hobby Lobby case, Indiana properly brought the same version that then-state senator Barack Obama voted for in Illinois before our legislature.”
— National Review (@NRO) March 29, 2015
[For more on the controversy surrounding Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, see this article]
This Week Host George Stephanoplous later asked White House press secretary Josh Earnest to respond to Pence’s claim: “Josh, you just heard the governor say right there this is the same law, he says, that Barack Obama voted for as a state senator back in Illinois.”
Learning today that many who oppose religious liberty are struggling with some serious anti-religious bigotry. Which I guess makes sense.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 28, 2015
Earnest didn’t dispute the Indiana governor’s statement….(read more)
— Dede (@Vikingdane1) March 29, 2015