DFL Chairman Slams Pence for ‘Legacy of Homophobia’ Ahead of Minnesota Visit

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Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Minnesota Thursday to promote the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and discuss its impact on farmers and steel workers.

Pence will stop at R & J Johnson Farms in Glyndon before heading to Gerdau Ameristeel, a steel mill in St. Paul. A White House official told The Star Tribune that he will talk with workers about the benefits of the USMCA.

DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin issued a statement Tuesday in response to Pence’s upcoming visit.

“I’d like to remind Vice President Pence that the majority of Minnesotans did not vote for him and do not support his tariffs that are devastating to our farmers, his massive giveaway to the rich disguised as a tax bill, or his efforts to take away our health care,” Martin said.

“Minnesotans pride ourselves on being open, welcoming, and hospitable,” he continued. “Pence’s recklessness and cruelty are anathema to our values, as is his legacy of homophobia and discrimination. DFLers will continue working around the clock to ensure that Mike Pence is a one-term Vice President.”

Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan said she is “pleased to welcome Vice President Mike Pence to the great state of Minnesota for the fourth time in the past year.”

“This visit marks the second visit from the Trump administration in less than a month and highlights the importance of Minnesota on the national stage,” Carnahan said. “Republicans across our state are proud to support President Trump and Vice President Pence and their accomplishments since taking office, and we look forward to delivering Minnesota’s electoral votes to them for their re-election in 2020.”

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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of Battleground State News, The Ohio Star, and The Minnesota Sun. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to anthony.gockowski@gmail.com.
Photo “Ken Martin” by Ken Martin. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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