|Rep. Mike Pence|
It sure would be good to know where Pence stands these days. As he tries to pivot away from the more divisive social issues that he has championed for many years, it's important to remind Hoosiers about the man that considers himself "Christian, conservative, and Republican, in that order."
This week, John Gregg has launched an offensive on Pence's social issue positions. Yesterday, he held a news conference outside Planned Parenthood and highlighted Pence's past support of defunding the organization. Gregg is an anti-choice Democrat, but he understands that the vast majority of Planned Parenthood's services aren't about abortions. Pence is so extreme that he would defund an organization that provides so many services to women over one issue.
There's also a new website called "The Pence Plan" detailing Pence's more radical and extreme views. Pence's views on women's health are detailed here.
Pence is trying to change his stripes, for sure, but they will always be there. He's a staunch supporter of DOMA. He doesn't believe in evolution calling the origin of species "an open question." He's a member of the Tea Party caucus. He's been a U.S. House Republican caucus leader, too.
So, when Mike Pence tries to tell you it's all about jobs and education this summer, don't buy in.