What Do Democrats Think Of Mike Pence? Donald Trump's Reported VP Pick Is Not Particularly Popular
Update: On Friday via one simple tweet, Donald Trump confirmed Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is his vice presidential running mate.
Earlier: Considering some of his controversial conservative legislation, it's probably safe to say that what Democrats think about Mike Pence isn't great. The reported Republican vice presidential pick, according to Reuters, has a record of anti-LGBT, anti-reproductive rights, and well, just a bunch of "anti-" policies. In fact, political outlet The Hill went so far as to claim that liberals "despise" Pence.
Last year, Pence signed a "religious freedom" bill, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, that essentially would allow discrimination against LGBTQ people with religion as the excuse. After uproar over the law, Pence backtracked slightly and signed a measure that would disallow businesses from using it as a reason to deny services.
But Democrats' view of Pence surely only got worse when months later, he approved a law that would not only ban abortions motivated by the fetus' gender, race, or disability, but would also require fetuses to be cremated or interred after an abortion or miscarriage. The measure moved many women to begin tweeting Pence about their periods and gynecologist appointments, since he seemed to be so concerned about what was going on down there.
Oh, and, according to Vox, Pence was the one who basically kicked off the whole Republicans hate Planned Parenthood brigade. In 2007, he introduced an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood, and it all went downhill from there.