Vice President Mike Pence falsely claimed that South Bend, Indiana Maypr and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg attacked his Christian faith.
Buttigieg addressed Pence’s anti-gay record in a speech on April 7: “That’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand. That if you got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me — your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
In response, Pence falsely claimed that Buttigieg criticized his “Christian faith” and played the victim:
He said some things that are critical of my Christian faith and about me personally. And he knows better. He knows me.
Pence affirmed that he still opposes same-sex marriag per his faith, but bragged about having “fully implemented” the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision in Indiana when he was governor, even though he had no choice but to do so per the Supremacy Clause in the U.S. Constitution.