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With Pence Pick, Trump Is Doubling Down on Divisive, Dehumanizing Politics

Statement from Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, on news that Donald Trump intends to pick Governor Mike Pence as his running mate:

“If Trump picks extreme right-wing Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, he will be doubling down on his divisive and hate-filled approach to politics.

“Like Trump, Pence has a long record of trying to turn Americans against each other. As governor, Pence has pushed laws making it legal to discriminate against LGBTQ people, tried to keep nonprofits in his state from helping to resettle Syrian refugee families, and signed one of the worst laws in the country taking away women’s access to reproductive healthcare.

“Instead of uniting people, Pence has intentionally pitted his state’s communities against each other — he’s a divider, not a uniter, just like Trump, and that should be scary for all Americans.”