GOP Gov. Mike Pence: It Doesn’t Help Anyone to Question Obama’s Patriotism
The Rudy Giuliani said President Obama “doesn’t love” America meme will undoubtedly inspire several circular yet news-making interviews on the Sunday political shows.
First example: Fox News Sunday asking Indiana’s Republican Governor Mike Pence to comment.
“I don’t think it helps to question the president’s patriotism or motives,” the frequently-mentioned possible 2016 candidate said, adding himself to the pile of GOP officials being asked to distance themselves from the comments.
Of course, Pence also had to establish his respect for Giuliani at the same time. “Look, Rudy Giuliani is a great American. He saw nearly 3,000 of his own citizens die on 9/11,” he said. “And he is understandably frustrated with a president who is fully willing to lecture the people of this country about the Crusades but is unwilling to call Islamic extremism for what it is.”
He then added what would become his theme for the rest of the interview: “The focus of our country needs to be on the task at hand.”
Fill-in host John Roberts pressed on: “Do you question his patriotism at all?”
“I just don’t think it’s helpful in the public debate to question motives or to question patriotism,” Pence replied. And then he pivoted back to his belief in “focusing on the task at hand.”
Sunday political chatter, everyone.
Watch below, via Fox:
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