Indiana Republican apologizes for comparing health reform to 9/11 attacks

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, June 28, 2012 14:49 EDT
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Indiana Rep. Mike Pence (R) has apologized for comparing Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on health care reform to the tragic, bloody attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to Politico.

Pence, who’s currently seeking Indiana’s governorship, made the statement during a closed-door meeting of the House Republicans, according to sources who were present.

He immediately apologized after being confronted by a reporter.

“My remarks at the Republican Conference following the Supreme Court decision were thoughtless,” he reportedly told Politico. “I certainly did not intend to minimize any tragedy our nation has faced and I apologize.”

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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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