U.S. Politics

Mike Pence Doesn’t Really Want To Talk About The Accused Sexual Harassers Working For The Campaign

THE HUFFINGTON POST

WASHINGTON ― Indiana Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence declined to comment on whether it was appropriate for Donald Trump’s campaign to work with several men accused of sexual harassment.

Trump’s newest campaign director, Steve Bannon, was accused of sexual harassment in a 1994 lawsuit and charged with domestic violence in 1996. And former Fox News executive Roger Ailes, who was forced out in July amidst allegations of widespread ongoing sexual harassment, is reportedly advising the campaign.

“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked Pence on Sunday about the “troubling allegations” against Bannon and Ailes, and whether he was “comfortable with their involvement in this campaign.”

“Well, I promise you, the person leading Donald Trump’s campaign is Donald Trump,” said Pence. “You know, he and I talk every day, sometimes several times a day. He is a hands-on leader and a hands-on CEO.”

Todd pressed him again, and Pence skirted the question.

“I trust Donald Trump’s judgment to assemble around this team a group that’s going to help us move forward and be successful and win,” he said. “And come on, I mean ― Steve Bannon has denied all of those allegations.”

Todd tried a third time, and got a similar response: “To be honest with you, Chuck, I know these issues, staff issues and internal issues are of great interest in your world. When I’m out campaigning, it’s just not where the American people are focused.”

Kate Sheppard

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

3 thoughts on “Mike Pence Doesn’t Really Want To Talk About The Accused Sexual Harassers Working For The Campaign

  1. Let’s imagine both men mentioned are guilty of something and creeps in general. The frightening thing is that the politics of accusing has become a potent weapon of discrediting people even the innocent esp great in negative ads.

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  2. ‘Period” Pence wanted the women of Indiana, to ”BURN or BURY’, their ‘periods’, just in case there were some ‘EGGS’ in the discharge….HUH?… AND we call trump unhinged…. We are all aware, that the BIG THREE, Ryan, trump, Pence…. have found common ground to ‘PRIVATIZE’ our SOC SEC & MEDICARE…all they need is the SCOTUS… & the ‘VOUCHER’ PROG is a deal,….IF THEY hold the Congress…

    Mr Pence also thinks it would be a GREAT idea, to reduce the Medicare & Medicaid by the costs involved with a EMERGENCY EVENT, like, FLOODS, HURRICANES, etc…. seems they all have GREAT IDEAS on how to undermine the middle class while smiling as they hand out Tax Breaks, Subidies & protecting LOOPHOLES…..All trump needs is the set up the SCOTUS, from the right wing, list, the other racist JEFF SESSIONS, provided to him.

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