INDIANAPOLIS – Drew Anderson, communications director for the Indiana Democratic Party, released the following statement after Mike Pence’s emergency media availability on the fallout from his Trump-like knee-jerk reaction to bar Syrian refugees from the State of Indiana.
“While it’s encouraging to see Governor Mike Pence condemn Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from the United States, it’s still disturbing to see Indiana’s governor openly discriminate against a set of people, mostly consisting of women and children, who are looking to escape a violent and hostile situation overseas. When will Mike Pence admit that his knee-jerk, Donald Trump-like reaction to ‘bar’ Syrian refugees from the State of Indiana was not only the wrong thing to do but also puts our ‘Hoosier Hospitality’ reputation in jeopardy? Hoosiers deserve to have a governor who won’t embarrass our state over a lousy attempt at political gain. We can do better.”