Vice President Mike Pence once again is using the media to fight back against an LGBT person. Last year the Vice President battled Olympic skater Adam Rippon, making thinly-veiled disparaging remarks as only Mike Pence can, and attacking him before he was to perform. And now, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg is getting the Pence treatment.
“He said some things that are critical of my Christian faith and about me personally,” Pence told CNBC’s Squawk Box in an interview that will air Thursday morning. “And he knows better. He knows me,” Pence said, playing the victim.
Buttigieg in fact did not attack Pence’s Christian faith, nor did he attack personally the Vice President.
“That’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand. That if you got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me — your quarrel, sir, is with my creator,” Buttigieg said Sunday.
On Tuesday he added this apparent follow up:
People will often be polite to you in person, while advancing policies that harm you and your family. You will be polite to them in turn, but you need not stand for such harms. Instead, you push back, honestly and emphatically. So it goes, in the public square.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) April 9, 2019
During the CNBC interview Pence is asked if he’s “evolved” on same-sex marriage. He declines to answer, then says that he and his family are “informed by our faith, and we stand by that,” meaning they believe marriage is one-man, one-woman only.
“But that doesn’t mean we’re critical of anyone else who has a different point of view,” Pence claimed, despite attacking Buttigieg and Rippon.
And in a stunning move Pence also takes credit for having “fully implemented” the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision in Indiana when he was its governor – as if there were a choice, which there was not.
Disney heiress who went undercover to Disneyland ‘livid’ at conditions and pay
Heiress Abigail Disney went to one of her family's resorts to see conditions for workers herself and was disgusted by what she saw.
In comments to Yahoo News podcast "Through Her Eyes," Disney described how she went to Disneyland in California undercover and found that workers at the resort were treated poorly—and underpaid.
"Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, 'I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage,'" said Disney.
Ex-Peru president wanted for corruption arrested in the US
Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States Tuesday to face extradition to his home country on corruption charges, authorities in the South American nation said.
The 73-year-old is suspected of involvement in the sprawling Odebrecht scandal in which the construction giant paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes throughout the continent to secure huge public works contracts.
The Peruvian attorney general's office announced on Twitter that Toledo "was arrested this morning for extradition, in the United States."
Toledo has been formally charged with receiving a $20 million payment from Odebrecht to grant it the tender to build the Interoceanic Highway that links Peru with Brazil.
Comic-Con mines past for future hits on 50th edition
A smorgasbord of sequels, prequels and reunions from "Terminator" to "Game of Thrones" awaits thousands of misty-eyed comic book geeks and sci-fi nerds descending on San Diego this week for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.
The 50th edition of Comic-Con International will see 135,000 cosplayers, bloggers, movie executives and humble fans pile into a sweaty convention center for glimpses of their heroes, in town to promote the next mega-hit films, TV shows and comic books.
This anniversary edition promises to be more nostalgia-laden than most -- among those expected to appear are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who will soon reunite on screen for the first time since 1991's "Terminator 2" for Paramount's killer cyborg sequel "Dark Fate."