Mike Pence Rebukes Trump Staffer: ‘Voter Suppression’ Is ‘Offensive,’ That’s Not What We Do

mike-penceAfter a Donald Trump campaign staffer said Thursday that the campaign was engaged in “voter suppression,” Trump’s running mate Mike Pence rebuked him on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

“We have three major voter suppression operations under way,” an unamed Trump senior official told Bloomberg Politics. What the official went on to describe, however, was not “voter suppression” in the traditional (and illegal) sense. The Trump campaign plans to target white liberals, young women, and African Americans on social media with negative ads in hopes that it will depress their turnout for Hillary Clinton.

When asked about those comments, which were widely picked up on social media and by liberal outlets, Pence disavowed them Friday. “That’s offensive to me, that kind of language,” he said. “That’s not our operation.”

“Donald Trump and I want every American who has the opportunity to vote to vote in this election. And that’s our message,” he said.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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