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News Monday, Oct 16 2017

After Pence Touts Gillespie’s Loyalty to Trump, Gillespie Claims He Doesn’t Know Trump

Oct 16, 2017

Someone should tell Ed Gillespie that he isn’t fooling anyone. In an interview with The New York Times, Gillespie claimed he didn’t know Donald Trump and therefore could not attest to his ethics, a line that no one in their right mind should believe, especially considering the events of this weekend. Just days ago Vice President Mike Pence campaigned for Gillespie, during which time Pence touted Gillespie’s loyalty to the Republican Party and to the Trump-Pence team.

At that event, Pence also said that “Trump is going to be working tirelessly with Ed Gillespie to pave the way for health care reform.” That same reform would undoubtedly rip away access to health care for thousands of Virginians and take away protections that ensure women don’t pay more than men for their health care.

Pence also claimed that Trump’s policies were “turning America around,” and that “Ed Gillespie is going to do the exact same thing as Governor of Virginia,” admitting that that was why he was there, campaigning for Ed.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Ed Gillespie’s spineless back-tracking comments are pathetic. Donald Trump and Mike Pence have made it crystal clear they want Gillespie in Richmond because they know Gillespie will go to the mat pushing Trump’s destructive agenda. Gillespie has sworn his allegiance to the Trump White House, not Virginians – he can’t be trusted as Governor.”

Published: Oct 16, 2017

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