Connecticut governor slams Mike Pence: ‘When you see a bigot, you have to call them on it’
Connecticut’s Gov. Dannel Malloy appeared on Tuesday’s edition of Morning Joe to decry Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the state’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence for signing it.
Malloy — who is the incoming chairman of the Democratic Governors’ Association — said that Pence can deny the law’s anti-LGBT thrust all he wants to. It is clear to anyone who is paying attention what the RFRA is about.
“The governor’s not a stupid man, but he’s done stupid things,” said Malloy to Mika Brzezinski, “and signing this law, and, quite frankly, promoting this law, knowing exactly what it was going to do, was an incredibly stupid thing for him to do.”
Pence, Malloy said, “knew exactly what he was doing, and when you see a bigot, you have to call them on it.”
On Monday, Malloy suspended all state travel by his administration and other state employees to Indiana, calling the RFRA “disturbing, disgraceful and outright discriminatory.”
“We cannot sit idly by and do nothing while laws are enacted that will turn back the clock,” Malloy said, saying that he “won’t allow any of our citizens in Connecticut to face discrimination in other states, at least without a fight.”
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