Malloy on attack against Pence

Politics

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Malloy is wasting no time going on the attack against Donald Trump‘s vice presidential pick, Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

The governor says the GOP platform is so out of date in its positions that it could have been written “a hundred years ago.”  Governor Malloy was considered a verbal attack dog for Hillary Clinton during the primaries against Bernie Sanders. Now that Sanders is on Hillary’s side, Malloy has a new target.

Governor Malloy, who launched a farmers market at the CTFastrak station in New Britain today, has been somewhat muted in the Presidential campaign since many of Bernie Sanders’ positions were incorporated into the party platform committee report that Malloy co-chaired a week ago. But the formal introduction of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s running mate over this past weekend puts Malloy right in the middle of it again.

“He’s a dangerous choice, in my opinion, because all he does is double down on some of the same things that Trump says in a reckless fashion,” said the Governor.

Malloy had two, highly publicized run-ins with the Indiana Governor over the past several months. One accusing Pence of being a bigot for signing what was widely condemned as an anti-LGBT law that was quickly revised.

“He went so far as to sign bills that would allow discrimination against people for exercising their constitutional rights,” said Malloy.

Malloy had also criticized Pence for refusing to allow a Syrian refugee family into Indiana after the Paris terrorist attack, a family Malloy personally greeted when they arrived in New Haven.

“The Republican platform could have been written a hundred years ago quite frankly in the verbiage it demonstrates towards women, towards gays, lesbians and transgendered individuals,” said Malloy.

Malloy had his sharpest criticism today for the 28 Connecticut Republican delegates to the convention in Cleveland saying, “If they vote for that platform, they’ve lost their mind.”

It is those very conservative positions in the platform and supported by Governor Pence that Republican strategists are hoping will appeal to Republican voters in several key states in the final election.

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