Asked Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” if she believes U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is “an honorable man,” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts shot back without hesitation her one-word answer: “No.”
Asked by show host Mika Brzezinski if she wanted to expand, Warren said: “Sure. Anyone who engages in the kind of homophobia and attacks on people who are different from himself is not an honorable person. That’s not what honorable people do.”
"Anyone who engages in the kind of homophobia and attacks on people who are different from himself is not an honorable person. That's not what honorable people do." — @SenWarren on VP Pence. pic.twitter.com/niWlX3S5vC
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) March 13, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
The comment comes about ten days after after former vice president Joe Biden took heat for calling Pence—despite his right-wing views, persistent attacks on women’s rights, and homophobic and transphobic positions—a “decent guy” during public remarks.
In response to Biden’s remark, Warren said during a campaign stop in Iowa that she disagreed with her follow Democrat on Pence.
“I’m sorry, I followed Pence’s history on LBGTQ Americans and I don’t think that is a decent position,” Warren told a reporter asking about the issue.
“You don’t think the vice president is a decent man?” the journalist asked in a followup.
“No,” Warren said.
Parliamentarian rules that Speaker Pelosi cannot call Trump’s comments racist — banning her from speaking all day
The Parliamentarian for the House of Representatives ruled against Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday for declaring President Donald Trump's comments racist on the floor.
"In a highly unusual rebuke to the speaker, the House parliamentarian said Pelosi’s comments were not in order and should be stricken from record," CNN's Manu Raju reported Tuesday.
"House now voting on GOP motion to strike her words from record, but it will fail," he predicted.
The ruling means Speaker Pelosi is banned from holding the floor for the rest of the day absent a vote by the full House to restore her privileges.
‘It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic’: Nicolle Wallace recalls the Republicans who once denounced Trump’s racism
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday let loose on the Republican Party for refusing to stand up against President Donald Trump's racism.
Following President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four young women of color in Congress, the House of Representatives is debating a resolution to condemn the commander-in-chief's racism.
Not a single Republican voted to allow debate on the anti-racism resolution.
Presiding House Dem bangs gavel and quits after GOP throws a fit over Pelosi calling Trump’s tweet racist
A House Speaker's words have not been taken down from the record since 1984, but Tuesday, Republicans waged a war against Speaker Nancy Pelosi for having the temerity to call President Donald Trump's recent tweets racist.
Trump told four Congresswomen of color to go back to the country they came from. Democrats sought to pass a resolution saying that the tweets were "disgusting, disparaging and racist," but Republicans said doing so violates House rules.
After an hour of discussion between the two parties, a frustrated Congressman Rev. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), acting as the chiar, responded.