VP Mike Pence Claims His Anti-Gay Record Is “Fake News” (It’s Not)


(Photo: VP Mike Pence)

Vice President Mike Pence left for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang last night and tweeted a defense of his record, claiming reports that he is anti-gay are “fake news,” reports Towleroad.

Tweeted Pence: “Headed to the Olympics to cheer on . One reporter trying to distort 18 yr old nonstory to sow seeds of division. We won’t let that happen! . Our athletes are the best in the world and we are for ALL of them!

He then added, reports Towleroad, a personal tweet to gay U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon, who has been at the center of headlines for refusing a meeting with Pence over his anti-gay record:

“. I want you to know we are FOR YOU. Don’t let fake news distract you. I am proud of you and ALL OF OUR GREAT athletes and my only hope for you and all of is to bring home the gold. Go get ‘em!”

Pence, as his record shows, is no friend to the LGBTQ community.


Mike Pence Tweets Adam Rippon, Says Reports He Has Anti-Gay Record are ‘FAKE NEWS’