It’s already begun. Hillary Clinton did not wait long to launch an attack on Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick.
Essentially about 15 minutes after Trump’s Friday announcement on Pence becoming his running mate, Clinton’s campaign released a video and a statement blasting the Indiana governor as “the most extreme VP pick in a generation.”
“Trump has doubled down on some of his most disturbing beliefs by choosing an incredibly divisive and unpopular running mate known for supporting discriminatory politics and failed economic policies that favor millionaires and corporations over working families,” said John Podesta, a Clinton’s spokesperson, in an email.
The Clinton campaign video goes after Pence for his role in Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law, which liberals opponents claimed would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ people. It also portrays him as an extremist on abortion rights, who is eager to shutter Planned Parenthood clinics and reverse the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling.